Dumbo's Plazas and Streets: Public Design Workshop (July 17)

(Could this be the new Pearl Street Triangle?)

As we noted in November 2011, the Dumbo Improvement District secured $20 million for a second phase of street reconstruction. The funds will also be used to permanently build out the Pearl Street Triangle to create a plaza space between the Pearl Street Triangle and the adjacent Archway under the Manhattan Bridge.

The NYCDOT and NYCDDC are hosting a public workshop to gather community input on the permanent design of the plaza spaces on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 starting at 6pm at 111 Front Street, Room 216. This will be the community’s chance to let the designers know what you’d like to see in the space.

The Dumbo BID held an ideas competition for the triangle in 2010, which spurred some interesting (and some far fetched) ideas. While we may not see any of these ideas become reality, next week’s forum will allow the community to provide input to the city on a design that’s best suited for the space.

The above rendering was the winning proposal concept submitted by Brendan Coburn, AIA of Coburn Architecture (based at 45 Main Street) and his project designers, Yuliya Ilizarov and Abdou Ndoye titled “The Tracks: Ride the Rails!” for the Pearl Street Triangle “Ideas Competition” in 2010)

What design (or design elements) do you think should be in the space?

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