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8.28.2014 DDC BEGINS PHASE II OF FORDHAM PLAZA RECONSTRUCTION

Yesterday, the City held a groundbreaking ceremony for the next phase of construction for Fordham Plaza. The new public space, based on WXY’s Fordham Plaza Conceptual Design, will place an emphasis on pedestrian safety, seating and space at this transportation hub in The Bronx, and is expected to be completed Fall 2015. More coverage at Streetsblog, DNAinfo, and NYCDOT.

7.22.2014 RE-IMAGINING THE CIVIC COMMONS LAUNCHES

Re-imagining the Civic Commons is an exciting new effort by the Knight Foundation with The Municipal Art Society (MAS) and WXY to find how and where city dwellers are sharing, helping, and interacting with each other in today's urban (and digital) landscape. Find more information at the Knight Foundation website.

7.18.2014 A RIDE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN RISES

Construction of the SeaGlass Carousel designed by WXY in Battery Park is well on its way to completion. Check out new images of the nautilus shaped structure, and see the project page for renderings of what lies ahead.

7.17.2014 MAYOR ANNOUNCES NEW INVESTMENTS IN DOWNTOWN BK

Building off of concepts and design from the WXY-developed Brooklyn Tech Triangle Strategic Report, Mayor de Blasio announced funding for a number of public realm projects and other initiatives to knit together Downtown Brooklyn and surround communities. Among these is the WXY-led reconstruction of BAM Park. More coverage at WSJ and A/N.

5.22.2014 SOUTHERN MANHATTAN COASTAL PROTECTION STUDY RELEASED

Just released Southern Manhattan Coastal Protection Study: Evaluating The Feasibility Of a Multi-Purpose Levee by New York City. WXY was part of the Arcadis team looking at new solutions for the future of waterfront development. Kyle Kimball President of NYCEDC called the study "an exploration of bold concepts that may hold promise to protect this vulnerable area from the increasing treats of storm events and the long-term effects of climate change for generations."

5.8.2014 DOWNTOWN BOATHOUSE AT PIER 26 TO OPEN MEMORIAL DAY

The Tribeca Citizen has all of the latest info on the Pier 26 Boathouse, planning to open on Memorial Day weekend. Check it out in person in a few weeks, or look through the renderings on our website here.

4.23.2014 WXY SESSIONS AT 2014 APA NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN ATLANTA

WXY will be participating in three sessions at the APA National Conference in Atlanta, GA from Saturday, April 26 to Wednesday, April 30. Please come by our sessions or say hello at the conference if you are in Atlanta![WXY Sessions: Planning the Tech City, 'Last-Mile Freight for Livable Communities, Deep Dive - Serious Gaming for Community Resilience Planning]

4.4.2014 ARCHITECTURE + URBANISM: WXY ON PLANETIZEN

On Planetizen today, Anna Bergren Miller talks with principals Claire Weisz and Adam Lubinsky about how WXY's work "seek[s] to integrate technical planning expertise with a belief that good design has real social value," occupying a niche between architecture and urban planning.

4.3.2014 FINAL REBUILD BY DESIGN PROPOSALS UNVEILED

After five months of research and working alongside communities across the whole Sandy affected region, team WXY/West 8 has presented their innovative proposal for coastal protection - "The Blue Dunes," a series of new offshore islands off the coast of New Jersey and New York which could blunt the impact of storm surges that proved so deadly during Superstorm Sandy.

1.13.2014 BLUEWAY PLAN RECEIVES 2014 AIA INSTITUTE HONOR AWARD

The AIA has awarded WXY’s East River Blueway Plan with a prestigious 2014 Institute Honor Award for Regional & Urban Design. The award recognizes "distinguished achievements that involve the expanding role of the architect in urban design, regional and city planning, and community development." Coverage continues on sites such as Architect Magazine, Bustler, and Dezeen.

12.31.2013 TENTH ANNUAL CURBED AWARDS HONOR WXY

WXY was well represented in the Tenth Annual Curbed Awards, published just before the year ended, in both architecture and urban planning. The East River Blueway, the Queensway, and Transmitter Park were all cited, with WXY sharing the coveted "We Design Parks Better Than Anyone Else" Award.

12.11.2013 CITY COUNCIL PASSES NEW EV PARKING LEGISLATION

The New York City Council just passed legislation requiring 20% of new off-street parking be pre-wired for electric vehicles, potentially creating 5,000 electric vehicle-ready spots in the next 7 years. This legislation follows the recommendations of WXY’s report EV-Ready Codes for the Built Environment, which presented best practices in building code EV-readiness from Vancouver, California, and London.

11.15.2013 DISCUSSING DESIRABLE NEIGHBORHOODS WITH EPOCH TIMES

A piece in Epoch Times earlier this month asks Adam Lubinsky about WXY’s core philosophies and how neighborhoods in the outer boroughs of NYC are evolving, like the Brooklyn Tech Triangle of DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn, and the Navy Yard. "We really work to combine the best elements of planning and design in the way we do engagement," Lubinsky said.

11.14.2013 HUD SELECTS PROJECTS FOR FINAL PHASE OF REBUILD BY DESIGN

The WXY/WEST 8 team has been selected to consider the impact of constructing off-shore barrier islands along the coasts of New York and New Jersey for Stage III of Rebuild by Design. The project entitled, STORMS OF Tomorrow: Reshaping the Coastal Mid-Atlantic, will test the potential of building with nature and introducing a set of islands in the coastal waters of the mid Atlantic region.

11.12.2013 NYC SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT POLICY STUDY PRESENTED

GothamSchools reports on WXY’s study prepared for Community Education Council 1 on the effects of school assignment policy change for Manhattan’s School District 1. The study, prepared with George Janes and Ajay Khashu of Youth Studies Inc., presents findings of increased variability in student background and performance between schools in the district from 1999-2011, coinciding with an assignment policy change.

11.12.2013 WXY HONORED AT NY METRO APA BIENNIAL CONFERENCE

On November 8th, two WXY projects received awards at the Biennial Conference of the New York Metro Chapter of the American Planning Association. The Brooklyn Tech Triangle Strategic Plan was awarded the Meritorious Achievement Award, while the Regional Approach to the Deployment of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure was awarded with the Meritorious Service Award.

10.30.2013 WXY/WEST 8 TEAM PRESENTS STAGE II RESEARCH AT NYU/NJIT

As Stage II of Rebuild by Design came to a close, the WXY/WEST 8 team presented their design opportunities to jury members, public officials and the general public at NYU and NJIT. On the importance of regional design, Claire Weisz responded, "Everything’s design. So the idea of actually having a design discussion about our future, basically, it admits that we [were] going to design something at some point. Well let’s start now."

10.23.2013 URBAN LAND INSTITUTE TALKS ACTIVE DESIGN

Urban Land quotes Claire Weisz, FAIA on the range of creative opportunities offered by NYC’s Active Design initiatives: "From outdoor furniture and structures to public space and large-scale urban design challenges, we’re using techniques both new and old to encourage activity, exercise, and healthy living." The article notes that WXY is currently involved with active design projects such as The Queensway. Another current WXY project about active design is W 215th Step St, currently under construction.

10.22.2013 OCULUS INSTALLED ATOP SEAGLASS CAROUSEL

WXY’s SeaGlass Carousel at the Battery enjoyed a milestone yesterday - the installation of the glass oculus that now sits atop the Carousel’s nautilus shape. To see more, including the latest renderings, visit the SeaGlass project page.

10.10.2013 WXY PRESENTS AT NYC TRANSPORTATION CONFERENCES

WXY’s planning work to improve air quality and reduce emissions through electric vehicle charging infrastructure was highlighted at two conferences.  Adam Lubinsky presented paradigms for last mile deliveries at the University Transportation Research Center’s conference on October 4 and showed WXY’s concept for "Green Loading Zones" for electric trucks at the Empire Clean Cities conference on October 9.

10.1.2013 BLUEWAY PLAN AND DRAWING CENTER HONORED BY AIANYS

At last week’s annual AIA New York State Convention, WXY ‘s East River Blueway Plan and The Drawing Center renovation were among the projects selected for 2013 Design Awards. The Drawing Center received a Citation for Design in the Interiors category. The Blueway received an Award of Excellence in Urban Design as well as "Best in New York State" - which is chosen from the winners of all Award categories.  

9.26.2013 CONSTRUCTION BEGINS AT ASTOR PLACE

The Department of Design and Construction announced yesterday that construction has begun on WXY’s pedestrian-friendly revamp of Astor Place and Cooper Square. The design calls for additional pedestrian plazas and wider sidewalks, an improved drainage system, and enhanced seating, lighting and plantings. Construction is expected to be completed by 2015. [Curbed NY; DNA Info; Time Out NY]

8.20.2013 WXY + DLAND TAPPED FOR STUDY AND PLANNING OF QUEENSWAY

WXY Architecture + Urban Design and DLANDSTUDIO Landscape Architecture & Architecture have been selected for the commission to lead a feasibility study and planning phase for the QueensWay, a conversion of a 3.5-mile section of abandoned railway tracks and structures into parks and recreational paths. [Arch Record; WSJ; NY Daily News; Architect's Newspaper; DNAInfo; HuffPost]

8.9.2013 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED IN REBUILD BY DESIGN COMPETITION

A team led by WXY with West 8 Urban Design and Landscape Architecture was selected amongst ten finalists for the US Department of Housing & Urban Development "Rebuild by Design" initiative. Through the Rebuild by Design process, the ten teams will develop innovative design and planning strategies for the Sandy-impacted region. [Architect’s Newspaper; Bustler; Curbed NY; Building News Network; The Atlantic Cities; NY Daily News]

8.1.2013 BROOKLYN BRIDGE BEACH, STUYVESANT COVE RECEIVE $8 MILLION

New York City has allocated $8 million towards developing Brooklyn Bridge Beach and the Stuyvesant Cove Boat Launch, two priority projects of the East River Blueway Plan, including plans for fishing, boating, and salt marshes offshore to protect neighborhoods from future storms and flooding. [See also: Architect’s Newspaper]

7.11.2013 WXY RECEIVES FUNDING FOR GREEN LOADING ZONES RESEARCH

A press release on July 10 detailed the $1.2 million in funding that NYSERDA and NYSDOT have pledged to fund towards alternative and energy-saving transportation solutions. Of those funds, $75,000 will be allocated to WXY's research on Green Loading Zones for freight deliveries.

7.2.2013 NYC BENCHES SHOWCASE DESIGNERS' CREATIVITY

An article today in the New York Times puts WXY's Zipper Bench front and center as an example of how the New York City park bench "has morphed into a blank canvas on which designers, landscape architects and artists have unleashed their fantasies" in recent years.

6.18.2013 BROOKLYN TECH TRIANGLE STRATEGIC PLAN UNVEILED

This morning, the Brooklyn Tech Triangle coalition released a strategic plan prepared by WXY and focused on the areas between Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The strategy - which has broad public-, private- and academic-sector backing - calls for enhancing workforce development, increasing the availability of affordable real estate, and improving transportation and public environs. [Wired, Crain’s NY, NY Post, Curbed NY , NY1, Gothamist, Dezeen, Architect’s Newspaper, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Inhabitat, Untapped Cities]

6.11.2013 NYC REBUILDING AND RESILIENCY REPORT RELEASED

Yesterday Mayor Bloomberg unveiled "A Stronger, More Resilient New York," a series of recommendations for New York City to strengthen its infrastructures and buildings, and mitigate the damages of Hurricane Sandy. WXY is proud to have contributed to the Brooklyn-Queens Waterfront Community Rebuilding and Resiliency Plan chapter of the report. See also: Municipal Arts Society

6.7.2013 PIANOS PROJECT COMES TO FAR ROCKAWAY PARK

A well-worn but newly decorated piano now sits under WXY's Far Rockaway stage trellis, part of the 3rd annual Sing for Hope Pianos project. Check it out before June 16 and see more of the pianos in this weekend's New York Times Arts section.

5.2.2013 EAST RIVER BLUEWAY PLAN LAUNCHED!

WXY presented the Blueway Plan at Cooper Union with a host of speakers including Manhattan BP Scott Stringer, State Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh, sociologist Eric Klinenborg, landscape architect Susannah Drake, MWA President Roland Lewis, and Solar1 Director Chris Collins. View the whole report here: East River Blueway Final Report. To read more about the plan, see: New York Post; Animal NY; Huffington Post; DNAinfo; Inhabitat; Curbed NY; Crain’s NY; Real Estate Weekly; The Jewish Voice; NYC Prowler; Epoch Times.

4.30.2013 WXY AT THE ADVANCED ENERGY 2013 CONFERENCE

Urban Planner and resident electric vehicle specialist Paul Salama presents on WXY’s comprehensive study of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure for the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network. The 2013 conference of the Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center continues through May 1st.

4.26.2013 SUPPORT FOR BROOKLYN TECH TRIANGLE GROWS

As WXY works toward the launch of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle Strategic Plan, interest and support are growing for the initiative. See: Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Patch

4.19.2013 SEAGLASS CAROUSEL CELEBRATES TOPPING OFF

Although progress on the SeaGlass Carousel at Battery Park had been dampened by Sandy, a small ceremony yesterday celebrated the completion of the ride’s exterior. The "ride to the bottom of the ocean" is scheduled to open to the public in October. [Metropolis, NY Daily News, Wall Street Journal, Downtown Express]

4.17.2013 WXY AT THE APA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2013

WXY led two sessions at this American Planning Association’s national conference.  Claire Weisz discussed the challenges of waterfront design and presented the Sherman Creek Master Plan.  Adam Lubinsky organized a panel on the effects of school assignment policies on cities and neighborhoods, which was covered by The Atlantic Cities.

4.16.2013 SEAGLASS CAROUSEL IS A "BIG IDEA"

This past month, Interior Design Magazine’s annual "100 Big Ideas" issue highlighted WXY’s Seaglass Carousel, which is now well on its way to completion in Battery Park.

4.15.2013 ROCKAWAY PAVILION GIVEN HONORABLE MENTION BY IDA

WXY Studio’s recently completed Rockaway Beach Park Comfort Station was granted a 2012 Honorable Mention by the jury of The International Design Awards. For more information on the project, read Interior Design’s October 2012 centerfold article or Claire Weisz’s recent interview with City Atlas.

3.15.2013 NEW INTERVIEWS ON EAST RIVER BLUEWAY PLAN

Two new interviews this week on the East River Blueway Plan in Art Papers and Architect’s Newspaper laud the vision’s coexistence with FDR Drive and how it allows for coastal growth long after implementation.

3.8.2013 WXY AUTHORS DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR EV CHARGING STATIONS

"No one knows exactly what ubiquitous charging looks like," Kyle VanHemert of Fast Co.Design writes, but "WXY does its best to bring the ‘how’ of electric charging stations into focus" with a series of reports to the Department of Energy. [Fast Co.Design, Archello, Real Estate Weekly]

3.6.2013 CLAIRE WEISZ TALKS TO CITY ATLAS

A recent interview of Claire Weisz by City Atlas covers WXY projects like the Rockaway Pavilion and the Zipper Bench. "Prioritize the environment," Weisz says. "This will be the best investment we can make in light of the unpredictability of climate change."

3.4.2013 WXY PLAN FOR PIER 40 CHAMPIONS IS CROWD FAVORITE

A forum to discuss the future of Pier 40 on the Hudson was held last Thursday. WXY’s plan for  Pier 40 Champions, to expand the fields and construct two residential towers nearby to help pay for it, was the clear crowd favorite and consultants Newmark Grubb Knight and Frank concluded that the Champions plan would also bring in the most revenue. [Curbed NY, WSJ, Crains NY, Tribeca Citizen, The Villager, DNAinfo, New York Business Journal, The Broadsheet, Inhabitat]

3.1.2013 MUNICIPAL ARTS SOCIETY RELEASES ITS VISION FOR EAST MIDTOWN

On Wednesday, the Municipal Art Society released "East Midtown: A Bold Vision for the Future," with contributions by WXY. It is driven by the belief that "Midtown needs a plan that commits to essential infrastructure and public realm investments, the preservation of critical buildings and the addition of new buildings that raise the bar for high-density development." [New York Times]

2.28.2013 BOSTON SCHOOLS ON THE BRINK OF A NEW STUDENT ASSIGNMENT PLAN

Boston may soon be making its biggest change to school assignment policy in 25 years. Boston Public Schools is aiming to implement a new algorithm focused on providing children with more equal access to quality schools and more local schooling options. WXY’s geospatial analysis has helped to guide Boston’s decision-making process.  A vote will be held on March 13; educational opportunity for all! [Boston Globe]

2.13.2013 SCOTT STRINGER ANNOUNCES EAST RIVER BLUEWAY PLAN

The East River Blueway Plan, prepared by WXY, was officially announced by the Manhattan Borough President during his state of the borough address. The speech focused on measures to prevent flooding in the future and waterfront amenities that will also act as storm barriers. [The New York Times, Fast Co.Design, Urban Omnibus, Curbed, Epoch Times, World Architecture News]

2.13.2013 INSTILLING CONFIDENCE IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Adam Lubinsky spoke about WXY’s work in planning for electrical vehicles and overcoming "range anxiety" through an expanding network of charging stations in the Northeast and MidAtlantic region to the New York Times. To hear more about the stations’ design standards, visit the Transportation and Climate Initiative website.

1.29.2013 HANDLED WITH CARE: REED ACADEMY IN ARCHITECTURAL RECORD

Sarah Amelar writes on new schools for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, including REED Academy. John Brown, REED’s founder, advocated for spaces that teach both academic and life skills, so when students encounter the world, they can "engage in it, live in it, relate to other people, and find employment there." [http://www.reedacademy.org/]

1.25.2013 PLANNERS DISCUSS FUTURE OF ZONE A AT COOPER UNION

At the Great Hall on January 10, local waterfront experts discussed possible community and design solutions to future flooding. The conversation focused on more collaboration between neighborhoods and government, and rethinking what Claire Weisz, principal of WXY, called the "pressure to use every inch of space [in New York]...considering the impact of climate change." [East Villager News, Urban Omnibus, Multi-Housing News and Policy Shop]

1.24.2013 BROOKLYN TECH TRIANGLE FINDING SPACE FOR CREATIVE BUSINESSES

In an article by The Commercial Observer on Monday, managing principal Adam Lubinsky discussed the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, made up of Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO and the Navy Yard. One of the more pressing problems is taking underutilized space and making it more attractive to tech and media companies. The next step for WXY and the team is to develop incentives for landlords in the area to open their doors to people instead of storage.

1.24.2013 NEW AT THE DRAWING CENTER

Just opened, Drawing Center’s second exhibition round since WXY completed the renovation and expansion. Creating a series of rooms in the Main Gallery, Alexandre Singh’s The Pledge uses collaged photocopies to represent interviews with artists and scientists. Ignacio Uriarte’s Line of Work is in The Drawing Room and Ishmael Randall Weeks’ Cuts, Burns, Puncture in The Lab.

1.21.2013 PIER 26 OBSERVED

Construction of the Boathouse and Restaurant designed by WXY for Pier 26 of the Hudson River Park is underway. Check out new images of the preweathered zinc cladding, and see the project page for renderings of what lies ahead.

1.21.2013 NEW YORK'S BEST NEW ARCHITECTURE IS A CELEBRATION OF PUBLIC SPACE

Published in the New York Observer, one of Matt Chaban’s choices for the 2012 Designer Dozen is WXY’s vision of Grand Central Terminal over the next 100 years. "For the city to thrive, so too must Grand Central," writes Chaban.

1.9.2013 WXY AT COOPER UNION & THE CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE

Thursday, January 10: Principal Claire Weisz will join a moderated discussion at Cooper Union entitled "The Future of Zone A: New York Neighborhoods on the Frontline of Climate Change." At The Center for Architecture, Principal Mark Yoes will sit on a panel called "Learning Environments for Special Needs: Places that Comfort and Challenge."

1.7.2013 GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL TO BE FEATURED ON NEW USPS STAMP

The United States Post Office is poised to release a new stamp by artist Dan Cosgrove in honor of Grand Central Terminal's 100th anniversary. The new stamp will set you back a few dollars, but unlike your train this morning, it always runs express.

12.28.2012 MARK YOES JURIES ARCHITECT'S ANNUAL DESIGN REVIEW

WXY Design Principal Mark Yoes was recently invited to Washington DC by Architect Magazine to be part of the jury for their Annual Design Review. Picking among all the projects completed in the US within the past year, Mark and four colleagues awarded firms for their clarity, sensitivity to site, and innovation in one of six categories: Work, Play, Bond, Live, Grow and Move.

12.13.2012 WXY PLANS ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING IN THE NORTHEAST

WXY authored a number of reports to enable electric vehicle adoption through facilitating the installation and use of charging infrastructure. Produced for the Transportation and Climate Initiative, two of these on siting & design, and codes are currently available through the Northeast Vehicle Network.

11.7.2012 DRAWING CENTER OPENS TONIGHT

In his blog, "A Daily Dose of Architecture", John Hill discusses his observations of his extensive tour of the artwork and the newly rejuvenated structure of the Drawing Center with WXY’s Claire Weisz before the grand reopening which begins this evening at 6pm to 9pm.

11.7.2012 BROOKLYN TECH TRIANGLE STRATEGIC PLAN

"WXY Architecture + Urban Design has been chosen...to make a swath of Brooklyn friendlier to technology businesses."-Leigh Kamping-Carder The Real Deal discusses WXY's role in the Brooklyn Tech Triangle Strategic Plan that engages Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO and the Navy Yard. NY Curbed and Architect Magazine also highlights WXY's selection.

11.6.2012 REZONING PLAN WILL REVITALIZE MIDTOWN

Robert D. Yaro in Crain's NY Business magazine discusses the reasons behind the declining East Midtown district of New York City and why the proposed changes are important to revitalize the area. WXY's Midtown East rendering for the Grand Central Terminal Next 100 years competition is shown in this article.

 

10.26.2012 CATCH THE WAVE

"WXY's undulating canopy makes for a perfect day at Queens, New York, beach."-Monica Khemsurov Interior Design Magazine discusses in their centerfold WXY’s Far Rockaway Beach Comfort Station and how the new design is more welcoming and animated.

 

10.25.2012 REINVENTING THE LOWER EAST RIVER

New York Magazine's Design Hunting takes an in-progress tour of the East River Blueway with WXY and Manhattan Borough President's Office, Office of Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh and NYS Department of State Division of Coastal Resources.

 

10.24.2012 EFFECTIVE EDUCATION IN NEW JERSEY

"The school design encourages productive relationships between built space and pedagogy."-WAN World Architecture News discusses the innovative design of the REED Academy as it is being featured as one of the schools in the Edgeless School: Design for Learning exhibition at the Center for Architecture until January 19, 2013.

 

10.23.2012 GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL NEXT 100 YEARS

At MAS Summit 2012 WXY's Claire Weisz presented WXY's entry on Thursday, October 18, 2012 after being chosen as one of the top three firms to re-think the public realm around the future Grand Central Terminal. Check out the links:dnainfo.com, artinfo.com, streetblog.org, curbed.com, Architectsjournal.co.uk, AM New York, archinect.com, archdaily.com, Wall Street Journal, blog.archpaper.com, bdonline.co.uk, rew-online.com and Architizer.

10.22.2012 Interior Design Magzine

Both the Zipper Bench and The Drawing Center were featured in the Interior Design Magazine latest issue here and here.

 

10.19.2012 GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL, THE NEXT 100: SCHEME BY WXY

Organized by the Municipal Art Society of New York, WXY was invited to re-think the future of the public realm around Grand Central Terminal. WXY's proposal was presented at the third annual MAS Summit for New York City. See some images of WXY's design in Architizer.

 

10.11.2012 2013 NATIONAL PLANNING CONFERENCE PROPOSAL

WXY's proposal, "Community-based Urban Waterfront Design in Today's Cities," is one of 23 proposals in the running for the Member's Choice Track for the American Planning Association's 2013 National Planning Conference.

 

9.21.2012 WNYC's TRANSMITTER PARK

"Green outdoor space, outside of Central Park, is often thought of as a rare commodity in New York City; but now it doesn’t have to be." Architect Newspaper blogger Lissette Valdez wrote about the now open to the public WNYC’s Transmitter Park here

 

9.20.2012 THE EDGELESS SCHOOL

Edgeless School opens October 1 at the Center for Architecture in NYC. REED Academy is one of the 21st Century schools from across the country featured in the exhibition.

 

 

9.5.2012 THE NEXT 100: GRAND CENTRAL AND MIDTOWN'S PUBLIC SPACES

Organized by the Municipal Art Society of New York, WXY has been invited to re-think the future of the public realm around Grand Central Terminal. With graphic design partner Kokoro & Moi, the work will be presented at the third annual MAS Summit for New York City and in a subsequent public exhibtion.

 

8.30.2012 ZIPPER BENCH AND NYC 2030 DRINKING FOUNTAIN SHORTLISTED

WXY's Zipper Bench and NYC 2030 Drinking Fountain have been shortlisted for the Furniture and Interior Accessories Award for WAN Awards 2012.

 

8.24.2012 BEAUTIFUL BOOTHS, BARRIERS, AND BOLLARDS

Lindsey M. Roberts of Architect Magazine and Robbie Whelan of the Wall Street Journal discuss New York's Metrotech center and the security booths.

 

8.15.2012 FIRST LOOK: ROCKAWAY REST STOP

New York Magazine's Wendy Goodman discussed the new Far Rockaway Park and Inhabitat's Jamie Hill covered the ribbon cutting that Mayor Michael Bloomberg presided over.

 

 

8.6.2012 EAST RIVER BLUEWAY IN THE ARCHITECT'S NEWSPAPER

"The East River Blueway Plan will be the foundation for an interconnected network of waterfront sites" -WXY's Adam Lubinsky. Tyler Silvestro at The Architect's Newspaper discusses the East River Blueway plan with WXY's Adam Lubinsky here

 

8.3.2012 WXY PLANS AT LARGER SCALE

WXY Planning is using its geospatial analysis skills with NYSERDA and the US Department of Energy to enable electric vehicle charging across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast states. WXY Planning is also using ArcGIS with Boston Public Schools to model new school assignment approaches that will balance choice, access to quality, and community needs.

 

7.30.2012 LONG LIST FOR WAN AWARDS 2012

The WXY's Drinking Fountain and the Zipper Bench along with the NYC Information Center are on the long list for both the 2012 WAN Awards in the Furniture and Interior Accessories and Civic Building categories.

 

7.19.2012 CATCH A WAVE IN THE ROCKAWAYS

Reports of the Beach 30th Pavilion at Far Rockaway Park are covered in both The Architect Newspaper and Curbed.

 

 

6.18.2012 WXY IN METROPOLIS MAGAZINE

Aileen Kwun's article "Drinking Different" in the June issue of Metropolis magazine covers the WXY drinking fountain here.

 

5.31.2012: EAST RIVER BLUEWAY IN URBAN OMNIBUS

WXY's Adam Lubinsky sits down with Cassim Shepard, the editor of Urban Omnibus, to discuss the East River Blueway here

 

5.14.2012: EMS 27 IN ARCHITECT MAGAZINE

"With this EMS station designed by WXY Architecture + Urban Design, the Bronx has itself one of the brightest jewels in New York's infrastructural crown" Ian Volner in this month's Architect Magazine wrote about EMS 27 here.

 

 

5.11.2012: WXY’s SEATTLE CENTER DESIGN ENTRY CHOSEN FOR EXHIBITION

Urban Intervention: The Howard S Wright Design Ideas Competition for Public Space was one of 16 chosen to be exhibited along with the winners. The exhibition starts today and runs through June 30 in the lobby of Intiman Playhouse at Seattle Center in Seattle, Washington. More info...

 

5.3.2012: CUTTING EDGE ART AT TIMES SQUARE VISITOR CENTER

Times Square Visitor Center is participating in a groundbreaking digital art gallery in Times Square. Throughout May at around 11:57pm their screens will show the international touring exhibition of Robert Wilson Video Portraits. For more information about the visitor center and the digital art gallery:http://bit.ly/IMoCAA http://bit.ly/tPK5OT

 

5.2.2012: AWARD FOR THE BATTERY SEAGLASS

The SeaGlass Carousel at the Battery was awarded an SMPS (Society for Marketing Professional Services) Industry Award. See the article by Christian Watjen here.

 

4.27.2012: REED ACADEMY IN THE NEWS

Read a profile of the Reed Academy, a private non-profit school for children between the ages of 3 to 21 with autism spectrum disorders in New Jersey. It is featured in the April edition of the Commercial Building Products magazine.

4.18.2012: EAST RIVER BLUEWAY WEBSITE

Link here to www.eastriverblueway.org to see all the news about East River Blueway.

 

 

3.22.2012: HUDSON RIVER PARK RISING - PIER 26 BOATHOUSE/RESTAURANT

Tribeca Trib http://bit.ly/GKtmXD shows off steel being erected at WXY’s new structure in the Hudson River Park.

 

3.21.2012: WOMEN OF ARCHITECTURE AT THE NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM

"Architecture and the Great Recession" at the National Building Museum. BWAF put together a panel of Shelia Cahnman, MaryAnne Gilmartin, Cathleen McGuigan, and Claire Weisz with Mara Liaason moderating.http://bit.ly/GDebzg http://bit.ly/xHewMr http://smrt.io/wV48Fe

3.15.2012: WXY'S SEATTLE CENTER DESIGN BID

In one of Seattle's blogs, Seattle Pi, blogger Vanessa Ho discusses the various contest proposals submitted to re-design the Seattle Center. Check out WXY's design bid on Seattle Pi: "'Seattle Replay' imagines the Monorail as a conduit for Seattle's waste stream, surrounded by pneumatic tubes to 'reconnect' Seattle Center".

 

1.20.2012: WXY IN THE GUIDE TO CONTEMPORARY NYC ARCHITECTURE

WXY’s Bronx Charter School for the Arts, NYC Info Center and Zipper Benches are all highlighted in John Hill’s new book. The book is available for purchase at the W.W. Norton and Company Inc. website.

 

1.11.2012: WXY IN THE WINTER ISSUE OF OCULUS

In Oculus Lisa Delgado's "From NIMBY to YIMBY" and Bill Millard's "Complete Streets: If Only Mumford Had Lived to See This" prominently feature three  WXY projects (Astor Place, Fordham Plaza Masterplan and the DSNY Spring Street Garage and Saltshed) Link to full issue online here.

 

12.30.2011: HOLIDAY IN THE ROCKAWAYS

Construction at Far Rockaway Park continues as WXY says goodbye to 2011 and prepares for the structure's completion in 2012.

 

12.14.2011: NEW YORK DOZEN IN ARCHIDOSE'S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Michael J. Crosbie's New York Dozen, which showcases the work of WXY, is selected as one of Archidose's picks for their 2011 list of great gift books for the holidays. See the full list over at the Archidose blog.

 

12.12.2011: HUDSON RIVER PARK WATCH

WXY's Pier 26 Boathouse and Restaurant building, a key part of the completion of the Hudson River Park, reported in Curbed and The Battery Park CityBroadsheet.

 

12.6.2011: SHERMAN CREEK MASTERPLAN PUBLISHED

The Sherman Creek Waterfront Esplanade Masterplan is about to hit the presses. It will be available for download at nycedc.com.

 


12.6.2011: BRONX EMS 27

First photos of FDNY EMS 27 in their new facility in the Bronx.

 


11.3.2011: ZIPPER BENCH IN NEW YORK MAGAZINE, NOV 7, 2011

In calling attention to some of the city's best public seating options, Justin Davidson mentions WXY's "seductively snaking" zipper bench system at Peter Minuit Plaza. http://bit.ly/srimuZ

10.14.2011: DESIGN TRUST'S "DESIGNING THE TAXI" ON NY TIMES BLOG

"Vacant Taxi or Occupied? That is the Question" by Michael M. Grynbaum, a post from the NYT City Room blog, mentioned the Design Trust's "Designing the Taxi" workshop. The post highlighted WXY's submission which "included Jenny Holzer-style LED signs with phrases like 'I’m Free!' and 'Nope.'"

10.13.2011: WXY IN AD SEPT/OCT 2011

Check out Jayne Merkel's article, "Not So Radical: An American Perspective," from the latest issue of AD Magazine which highlights the Seaglass Carousel at Battery Park for "its symbolism, figuration and wit, as well as a product of recent electronic technology." Also featured is WXY's proposal for the new Times Square.

10.07.2011: NYC INFO CENTER FEATURED IN ARCHTOBER

WXY's NYC Information Center is featured as the building of the day on October 29th during Archtober, a month-long festival celebrating architecture and design, initiated by OHNY . A public tour of the center will be led by principal architect Claire Weisz.

09.08.2011: HALF DOSE #95: ZIPPER BENCH

WXY's Zipper Bench is the focus over at Archidose not only for "its zippiness, undulating form and consideration of multiple functions (seating, protecting trees, skate deterrent) [but for] the way it can follow just about any line in a landscape plan." http://bit.ly/nS15bE

09.08.2011: NEW YORK NEXT: THE FUTURE CITY

An event co-sponsored by the Architectural League of New York and Architectural Record. Claire Weisz, with four other influential designers who have shaped New York Cityʼs development through significant public projects, will discuss the cityʼs trajectory since 2001, and the issues demanding attention in the coming years http://bit.ly/mOUOAe.

09.07.2011: THE ATLANTIC ACCLAIMS NEW YORK DOZEN

The Atlantic magazine featured WXY in its review the New York Dozen book, written by Michael Crosbie. The article describes WXY's work as having an "affinity for collaboration and cross-disciplinary pursuits."

http://bit.ly/r1uFpN

08.22.2011: WXY FEATURED IN CAPITAL NEW YORK

WXY have been highlighted as one of twelve emerging practcies in the newly released Michael Crosbie text New York Dozen: Gen X Architecture which has received critical acclaim and widespread interest.

08.17.2011: SEAGLASS CAROUSEL FEATURED IN BLOOMBERG

Bloomberg features WXY's SeaGlass Carousel design, alongside other notable projects in the redevelopment of Battery Park esplanade and the Lower Manhattan Area.

08.05.2011: EMS 27 RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY

The EMS 27 Ambulance Station officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, attended by WXY Principals Claire Weisz and Layng Pew and DDC Deputy Commissioner David Resnick and FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano.

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07.24.2011: PLAN FOR SHERMAN CREEK UNVEILED

Various media report on the unveiling of WXY’s Sherman Creek Masterplan.

Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance - Imagine a Beautiful Walk Along the Harlem River
Curbed - Inwood’s Sherman Creek Gets 2020 Vision of Its Own
DNAinfo - Final Proposal Unveiled for Sherman Creek Waterfront
Manhattan Times - Plans for Sherman Creek Waterfront Esplanade unveiled

07.11.2011: WINTERHOUSE FEATURED IN DESIGN OBSERVER

"The Earliest Modern Studio in America" by Design Observer.
See more images of the WXY addition and renovation of Winterhouse.

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07.08.2011: ZIPPER BENCH IN PLANNING MAGAZINE

Author Tony Hiss includes the WXY Zipper Benches in his article "An Urban Treasure Hunt" in July’s edition of Planning Magazine.

06.15.2011: ReDRAW LAUNCH PARTY

Join WXY and the Drawing Center on Thursday, June 30 from 6-8pm to celebrate ReDraw: The Capital Plan for 35 Wooster Street! All are invited to meet the architects and view the plans for the new building. RSVP required.

06.07.2011: ZIPPER BENCH IN SEOUL

The zipper bench by WXY has been installed in the Zaha Hadid designed Dongdaemun History & Culture Park in Seoul, Korea as a design exchange between New York and Seoul.

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06.06.2011: OCULUS BOOK TALK: NEW YORK DOZEN

New York Dozen celebrates a new generation of architects emanating from New York City. As one of twelve firms profiled in Michael Crosbie's book, WXY will participate in a Q&A panel discussion at the Center for Architecture on June 22, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

06.01.2011: ReDRAW UNDERWAY

The Drawing Center announces ReDraw, the Center's current capital project to expand and renovate its home at 35 Wooster Street.

 

 


05.13.2011: PETER MINUIT PLAZA NEWLY ZIPPED

Thursday night launched this renewed public space at the tip of Manhattan and the first installation of WXY's newest bench system - The Zipper.

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05.11.2011: BUILDING OF THE WEEK

WXY's Hudson River Park Activity Buildings are the american-architects.com Building of the Week.

 

 


05.10.2011: EMERGING VOICES PODCAST

Claire Weisz and Mark Yoes' Emerging Voices Lecture posted by the Architectural League of New York on Vimeo.

 


 

03.26.2011: WXY IS CHARACTER APPROVED

The USA Network's Character Approved blog celebrates the people, places and things that are making a mark by positively influencing our cultural landscape.


03.26.2011: SYMPOSIUM: ADVANCING ARCHITECTURAL PRAXIS

Claire Weisz presents at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Symposium: Advancing Architectural Praxis.


03.21.2011: WXY IN THE NEWS

The Architect's Newspaper covered WXY's Emerging Voices lecture last week.

03.11.2011: IN THE BLOGS: WXY ZIPPER BENCH

A/N blogs about our Zipper Bench at Peter Minuit Plaza.

03.02.2011: WXY WINS AIA INTERIORS AWARD

WXY received an AIA New York Chapter 2011 Interiors Merit Award for the NYC Information Center.

For a full list of award recipients read the press release.

02.22.2011: WXY IN THE NEWS

Oculus Magazine's Global Practice New York, Winter 2010/2011 Issue: "Infrastructure Abroad" by John Morris Dixon.

Interior Design Magazine's February 2011 Designwire feature:"Pier Group".


02.07.2011: ARCHITIZER'S FIRM OF THE WEEK

Architizer features WXY as its firm of the week. The blog praises WXY’s ability to adapt to challenging situations while maintaining tight schedules.

Discover more here.


1.11.2011: WXY AWARDED EMERGING VOICES 2011

WXY was selected as one of this year's Emerging Voices, the annual award by the Architectural League NY which spotlights individuals and firms with a distinct design ‘voice’ that has the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. Each of the awardees will deliver a lecture at the New Museum this spring; WXY will be featured March 16.

Get more information about Emerging Voices 2011 on
The Architectural League's website


12.13.2010: SIX KIOSKS APPEAR IN BROOKLYN

WXY-designed security enhancements at 11 Metrotech are now in place.
Read about it on The Architect's Newspaper.

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12.10.10: DESIGN KOREA

WXY participated in DESIGN KOREA 2010, the biggest design event in Korea hosted by Korean Ministry of Knowledge and Economy and organized by Korea Institute of Design Promotion. The installation was designed as a park-like environment featuring the Zipper Bench System and WXY newspaper.

Read about the event in Design Korea 2010 Website.

12.09.10: TIMES SQUARE VISITOR CENTER OPENS

WXY's interior renovation of the Times Square Visitors Center, located in the old Embassy Theater, uses a curved reflective glass serpentine kiosk to accommodate the 2007 New Year’s Eve ball and two counters for ticket sales, while reflecting the landmarked interior.
Read about it in The New York Times and The Netropolitan.

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12.02.10: IDENTITY OF PROVIDENCE RIVER PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE FINALIST #5 REVEALED AS WXY

WXY's design for the Providence River Bridge featured a site-sensitive approach to strategically knitting Fox Point with College Hill. See all of the finalists' designs here.

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11.26.10: WXY'S BRIDGE DESIGN SHORT-LISTED IN WAN AWARDS

WXY was one of 6 firms short-listed in the WAN Awards 2010 Urban Design sector for our Nanhe River Landscape Bridge.

11.08.10: HUDSON RIVER PARK PIER 25 OPENS

Hudson River Park's Pier 25 is officially open to the public. WXY's two building designs for this segment of the park include a skate park concession and comfort station as well as a miniature golf and snack bar building, which will also house a dock master's office. WXY's Boathouse and Restaurant on Pier 26 are currently under construction.

Read about it on Curbed, The Villager, and Crain's.

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10.29.10: WXY SHORTLISTED IN PROVIDENCE BRIDGE DESIGN COMPETITION 

WXY is one of 11 firms that have been shortlisted to submit designs for a pedestrian bridge in Providence, Rhode Island. The bridge is to be located over the Providence River, where the old Route 195 currently stands. The winning design will be announced the last week of November.

10.10.10: ARCHITECT'S NEWSPAPER VISITS WXY 

Architects Newspaper paid the WXY studio a visit recently. Read about the new projects we're working on and what the Paper had to say here.

10.04.10: MADE IN NEW YORK 

MADE IN NEW YORK, presented by the AIA New York Chapter/Center for Architecture will open this Friday, October 8th at the West 4th Street subway station. The exhibit features work from AIA New York Chapter members across the globe. WXY’s Zipper bench, Xinjin Bridge and NYC Info Center will all be on display.

10.04.10 : OPEN HOUSE NEW YORK 

Open House New York is this weekend, Oct 9th-10th. Three sites designed by WXY are participating in the city-wide event: The NYC Info Center, Times Square Visitors Center and Rocking the Boat. For a full schedule of hours and tours visit www.ohny.org

09.20.10 : NEW EXHIBITION DESIGN 2 

WXY is featured as one of 100 designers in New Exhibition Design 2. The book includes over 100 projects from around the world and is available for sale here.

09.13.10 : SUKKAH CITY 

Take a look at WXY's Open Sukkah submission for the Sukkah City competition. The 12 winning designs will be built in Union Square and open to the public on September 19th and 20th.

08.10.10 : FORDHAM PLAZA MASTERPLAN UNVEILED

WXY's design for Fordham Plaza will transform the area into a vibrant public space and world-class transit hub.
Get more details from EDC and Crains.

08.04.10 : WNYC TRANSMITTER PARK GROUNDBREAKING

The 1.6-acre site of the former WNYC radio transmission towers will soon be home to a public pier, park and esplanade.

Check out what WNYC, Curbed, The Epoch Times, The Brooklyn Paper and World Landscape Architect are saying.

08.03.10 : CANAL STREET ZONING STUDY IN THE ARCHITECT'S NEWSPAPER

Read about some ideas for the future of Canal Street in The Architect's Newspaper.

08.02.10 : HUDSON RIVER PARK SNEAK PREVIEW

Take a look at our progress photo of one of WXY’s Pier 25 Park Buildings at the Tribeca section of The Hudson River Park.

07.27.10 : BEATING THE HEAT

The Downtown Express posted photos of children enjoying the WXY-designed fountain in Battery Park this week, as temperatures rose past 90 degrees.

07.09.10 : DEPARTMENT OF SANITATION GARAGE IN NY MAGAZINE

New York Magazine discusses the Department of Sanitation garage in its real estate section this week. Construction on the garage, designed by Dattner Architects and WXY, is set to begin in September of this year.
Click here to read the article.

07.09.10 : REDESIGNING TIMES SQUARE

DOT and DDC announced that the architecture firm Snohetta and their team of Weidlinger Associates, WXY, Mathews Nielsen, Billings Jackson Design and Bexel, have been selected to create a plan for the permanent redesign of the Times Square area, which will be reconstructed starting in 2012.
Read the full press release here.

07.01.10 : MANHATTAN BEACH HOUSE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Construction is now underway on a single-family house in Brooklyn designed by WXY.

06.24.10 : KNICKERBOCKER AVENUE STREETSCAPE FRAMEWORK PLAN

WXY was retained by the Ridgewood-Bushwick Senior Citizen's Council to prepare a plan to beautify and improve the economic and cultural vitality of Knickerbocker Avenue. Working closely with RBSCC, WXY held a community charrette on June 12th, 2010 to hear current concerns and envision new possibilities for the Avenue. A pdf of the presentation that was given at the charrette can be found here.

06.18.10 : REED ACADEMY GROUNDBREAKING

Construction on REED Academy’s new home in Oakland, NJ began this week. The groundbreaking took place after five years of hard work and planning by the Walsh Group, River Drive Construction and WXY. REED, which stands for Resources for Effective Educational Development, will document the construction process on their website at www.reedacademy.org.

06.16.10 : WXY FEATURED IN THE CITY WE IMAGINED/THE CITY WE MADE

WXY is part of The Architectural League's exhibition The City We Imagined/The City We Made, on view until June 26 at 250 Hudson Street. The show catalogs architecture, urban design and planning in New York City from 2001-2010. WXY's three projects on display - Seaglass Carousel, Bronx Charter School for the Arts, and The Battery Bosque - are part of a field of exciting developments in public space. Combined with the condo boom of the last decade, the show paints a portrait of a city in tension - as the press release observes "[reshaping] New York in ways that we may not fully grasp for decades to come."


06.14.10 : WXY RETHINKS CANAL STREET

WXY is working on a zoning study of Canal Street, as reported in today's Wall Street Journal.


05.19.10 : CHELSEA LOFT FEATURED IN TRENDS MAGAZINE

The latest issue of Trends Magazine featured an article on WXY's Chelsea Loft. Read about the eco-concious design in the full article here.

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05.14.10 : VIDEO OF THE BATTERY BOSQUE FOUNTAIN

Check out this video of the Battery Bosque Fountain from the Battery Conservancy's YouTube page:


05.05.10 : METROPOLITAN WATERFRONT ALLIANCE REPORTS ON SHERMAN CREEK

On March 20th, the NYC Economic Development Corportation and hosted a public design charrette to discuss the future of the Sherman Creek Waterfront. WXY is the design consultant for the project and will develop a plan for the area based on the charrette.

To read the article click here.

04.21.10 : WXY WINS XINJIN LANDSCAPE BRIDGE COMPETITION

WXY Architecture has won the International Competition for the Xinjin Landscape Bridge in collaboration with our engineering colleagues at Weidlinger Associates. For more information on our bridges visit the blog Price Tags, which gave us their Passerelles of the Month award.

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03.25.10 : ROCKING THE BOAT @ 812 EDGEWATER RIBBON CUTTING CELEBRATION

Today, Rocking the Boat officially opens their new 2,200 sq. ft. boatbuilding shop, which will support Rocking the Boat's mission to use traditional wooden boatbuilding and on-water education to help young people develop into empowered and responsible adults.


03.17.10 : BRONX CHARTER SCHOOL IN NEW BOOK

The Bronx Charter School for the Arts is included in a new book, Sustainable School Architecture: Design for Elementary and Secondary Schools by Lisa Gelfand and Eric Corey Freed

It is available on Amazon.

02.12.10 : GREEN IDEAS WHOSE TIME HAS COME

This exciting project in Portland reminded us of some Green Wall projects that the studio has developed for New York City.

To read the article click here.


02.03.10 : CLAIRE WEISZ JOINS ST LAWRENCE MARKET JURY PANEL

Claire Weisz will join the jury panel for the St Lawrence Market Design Competition to adjudicate over which design will be chosen for the North Market redevelopment.

To read the full news release click here.


12.30.09 : PURPLE YAM RESTAURANT REVIEWED IN NY TIMES

Purple Yam restaurant in Brooklyn was recently featured in the NY Times.

To read the review click here.
To view slide show of images click here.


12.09.09 : CHELSEA LOFT FEATURED IN OBJEKT MAGAZINE

An article highlighting the sustainable features of WXY's Chelsea Loft appeared in the Dutch interior design magazine Objekt.

To view the article click here.
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11.18.2009 : NYC COMMISSIONERS INTERVIEWED

On the eve of the mayoral election, Claire Weisz and Julie Iovine interviewed the city commissioners for Parks, Planning, Design and Construction, and Transportation for the Architect's Newspaper. The discussion is featured in the 11.18.2009 article 'Mike's Angels'. The four commissioners are upbeat in response to questions about future plans and techniques, highlighting public health-related design initiatives and a faster turnaround for new ideas.

To read the interview click here.


10.13.2009 : NEW HUDSON RIVER PARK BUILDINGS SEEN ON CURBED

Pointing out that a steel structure is rising on Pier 25 in the Tribeca Section of the Hudson River Park, Curbed heralds the new 'home base' for the Park's miniature golf course, but leaves the architect's identity a mystery. The building under construction is the first of three WXY buildings for this section of the park that will reference the local marine vernacular on the five-mile stretch of waterfront.

To read the story click here.


10.13.2009 : GREENWICH SOUTH MASTER PLAN

The Downtown Alliance has installed an exhibition at Zuccotti Park to draw attention to the latest proposals for the Greenwich South area of Lower Manhattan. Walking through the park you can see how WXY's Greenwich Street South Urban Design Study of 2005 is gaining traction through the work of the Downtown Alliance. Commissioned by the LMDC as a result of the Mayors Vision Plan, our study showed how, through adjustments to the tunnel and reallocation of development from the MTA Parking Garage Structures, the neighborhood could be redeveloped with its historic fabric intact. The study shows the knitting together of a neighborhood, the greening of infrastructure, the reduction of emissions from the tunnel with a deck, new tall buildings that fit in amongst the towers of Lower Manhattan, and a newly reconnected Greenwich Street southbound to The Battery. Collaborators included H3 Collaborative, Olin Partnership and the Environmental Simulation Center.

For more information, visit here.
To read The New York Times article about the area, click here.
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10.08.2009 : NEW YORK NOW 2009

Three of WXY's projects, the NYC Information Center, SeaGlass and PlaNYC Far Rockaway Park, are showcased in NEW YORK NOW 2009, an exhibition presenting the scope and quality of current work being done by AIA New York Chapter / Center for Architecture members in New York City. The exhibition is on view now through October 31st at the West 4th Street subway station. Check out more information about the exhibition here.


09.14.2009 : ZIPPER BENCH

WXY's Zipper Bench has been chosen for the seating in the New Amsterdam Plein and Plaza in Battery Park. The new public space, commissioned to mark the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's arrival in New York Harbor acts as a hub where several modes of transportation intersect with cultural events. See the new structure here.


09.13.2009 : NEW AMSTERDAM BIKE SLAM

Claire Weisz was one of the urban planners and artists of Team Netherlands - the winning team in this symposium on global trends in sustainable mobility in which the teams faced off in a live debate like a poetry slam. An awards ceremony was held at Castle Clinton in Battery Park. Check out the program and participants here.


08.17.2009 : NYC INFORMATION CENTER

WXY's project the NYC Information Center was recently featured on DETAIL magazine's website. DETAIL is a popular international magazine dedicated to architecture and construction. Check out the feature here.

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