+ POOL started with a simple goal: instead of trying to clean the entire river, what if you started by just cleaning a small piece of it? And what if you could change how New Yorkers see their rivers, just by giving them a chance to swim in it? (via futurepredictor)
This morning, Building 877, the tallest non-historic building on Governor’s Island was imploded. The 30 acres will be used to create a new park and public spaces and will open up extraordinary views of the Statue of Liberty.
The 115 foot, 11-story brick building that was built in 1968, was imploded early this morning at 7:36am. This was the first structure to be demolished by implosion in New York City in more than a decade.
This weekend (April 27-28), New Habitat will be hosting a hackathon as part of the Ideas City Festival that will present architecture as an “API” to be hacked. The hackathon will mobilize a diverse group of architects, designers, artists, engineers, and technologists by providing the designs for a proposed building in New York City to be hacked away at, into and through to new ideas for domestic living.