AECOM, Bjarke Ingels (BIG), and ONE Architecture will work on the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency (LMCR) Project, a flood-proofing and park-building measure that extends from the Lower East Side up to the north of Battery Park City.
Empire State Development has put out a Request For Expressions of Interest (RFEI) aimed at developers who could build, a lá Hudson Yards, a platform over a 12.8-acre strip of railyard next to the Harlem River.
“As long as we keep allowing people to build market-rate waterfront property, there will be gentrification. Any development that takes place on the water will be so expensive that it will necessarily gentrify the waterfront. There’s just no doubt about it.” —Deborah Gans of Gans Studio and the Pratt Institute
Why is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development a critical federal agency? Racially segregated housing used to be the law of the land, and we're still dealing with the consequences. Whoever leads HUD will inherit that legacy and ongoing challenge.