+ 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.
To participate, hackers of all stripe can register on Eventbrite at new-habitat.eventbrite.com.