This years architectural events in New York are bound to have a meaningful effect on the years to come; the decision by NYU to add another tower complementing I.M Pei’s existing Silver Towers complex (rather than their initial plan to demolish them), the opening of the first section of Brooklyn Bridge Park coupled with the completion of the High Line has re-established New York City as a key model to reference when it comes to designing urban public space, and finally construction began on Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, by Louis Kahn, to name a few.
From transportation, urban planning, exhibitions, residential and office buildings follow the break to see the New Yorkers list of some of the most influential decisions surrounding architecture over the past year in New York.
1. Brooklyn Bridge Park / Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates
2. Silver Towers complex / I.M. Pei
3. Lincoln Center plazas / Diller Scofidio + Renfro with FXFOWLE
4. No. 7 subway line
6. “Sukkah City” at Union Square Park
7. “The Lindsay Years” at the Museum of the City of New York
8. 8 Spruce Street / Frank Gehry
9. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial / Louis Kahn
10. Goldman Sachs / Henry Cobb
Check out the complete article New York Architecture: The Events of the Year by Paul Goldberger here.