GRAND ARMY PLAZA

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CLIENTS :
Design Trust for Public Space


CONSTRUCTION COST :
N/A


AREA :
18.5 acres


PROGRAM :
Public plaza


COMPLETION DATE :
2008

For an important civic memorial and the gateway to Prospect Park, the proposal uses the strategy of layering employed by the original designers of the plaza. Each system of pedestrians, cars, and subway uses different strata; the landscape connects them while minimizing conflict. At ground level, open space provides for various activities and visually connects the subway station below the plaza. Above, the existing berms extend to create a larger landscape that bridges over the busy roads. The design won Honorable Mention in the competition.