ASTOR PLACE + COOPER SQUARE RENOVATION

POSTED ON: 09.09.2011

A pedestrian improvement plan, initiated by the NYC Department of Transportation, will soon transform the network of streets in and around Astor Place and Cooper Square, reclaiming underutilized roadway to create new opportunities for public space. 

The design will develop a multi-purpose urban precinct through the creation of three new linked plazas along the axis of 4th Avenue. Each is conceived as a unique experience with its own program and lighting, while a similar language of form and materials in all achieves a sense of identity.

POSTED ON: 09.09.2011

ASTOR PLACE SUBWAY PLAZA

Path through a grove of trees;seating along path.Subway entrance supported with meeting area and diverse seating options.

POSTED ON: 09.09.2011

THE ALAMO PLAZA

Open plaza defined by perimeter trees; focus on Alamo sculpture.  Opportunities  for café seating and supportive of heavy pedestrian traffic.

POSTED ON: 09.09.2011

COOPER TRIANGLE

Shady, enclosed park; increased pedestrian movement through and along enlarged park.

Paving pattern around Cooper Square carried throughout precinct to create continuity of experience.

THE VILLAGE PLAZA

Sunny, open plaza with diverse seating options and tree planting; serving both students and local residents.

 

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