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Fourteen Tower Proposals Unveiled for Controversial Brooklyn Bridge Park Development

Fourteen Tower Proposals Unveiled for Controversial Brooklyn Bridge Park Development
Fourteen Tower Proposals Unveiled for Controversial Brooklyn Bridge Park Development, S9 Architecture's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
S9 Architecture's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper

New York City have released images of fourteen tower proposals as part of a controversial scheme to bring affordable housing to the 85 acre Brooklyn Bridge Park, originally designed by Michael van Valkenburgh and realised in 2004. The schemes, designed to be located on “two coveted development sites” on Pier 6, have been actively met with strong opposition from local community members. The park and surrounding area has seen a number of interesting recent regeneration proposals, from an 11,000ft² beach beneath the Brooklyn Bridge to a triangular pier proposed by BIG. Read on to see the proposals in detail, including those by Asymptote, Pelli Clarke Pelli, Davis Brody Bond, and Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).

Asymptote Architecture´s proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper Pelli Clarke Pelli's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper BIG´s + Alloy Design's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper WASA Studio's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper + 42

The city called for proposals consisting of two towers - one of 315 feet and another of 155 feet - of which 30% of the total accommodation should be deemed to be “affordable”. According to the Architect's Newspaper, locals groups feel that the towers will not only swallow valuable inner-city green space and block views, but will also “not provide appropriate funding for the park” itself (as revenue from the development was originally intended to maintain it). New York City's government and supporters maintain that the importance of embedding social housing into what is currently an area which is almost exclusively the domain of the wealthy homeowner, is paramount.

Find a well documented summary of the controversies surrounding the development by the New York Times here.

Asymptote Architecture

Asymptote Architecture´s proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Asymptote Architecture´s proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Asymptote Architecture´s proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Asymptote Architecture´s proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Asymptote Architecture´s proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Asymptote Architecture´s proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper

BIG + Alloy Design

BIG´s + Alloy Design's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
BIG´s + Alloy Design's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
BIG´s + Alloy Design's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
BIG´s + Alloy Design's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
BIG´s + Alloy Design's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
BIG´s + Alloy Design's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
BIG´s + Alloy Design's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
BIG´s + Alloy Design's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper

BKSK + Aufgang

BKSK + Aufgang's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
BKSK + Aufgang's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
BKSK + Aufgang's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
BKSK + Aufgang's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
BKSK + Aufgang's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
BKSK + Aufgang's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper

Davis Brody Bond

Davis Brody Bond's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Davis Brody Bond's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Davis Brody Bond's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Davis Brody Bond's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper

Future Expansion + SBN Architects

Future Expansion + SBN Architect's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Future Expansion + SBN Architect's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Future Expansion + SBN Architect's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Future Expansion + SBN Architect's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Future Expansion + SBN Architect's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Future Expansion + SBN Architect's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper

FXFOWLE

FXFOWLE's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
FXFOWLE's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
FXFOWLE's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
FXFOWLE's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
FXFOWLE's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
FXFOWLE's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper

H3Hardy

H3Hardy's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
H3Hardy's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
H3Hardy's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
H3Hardy's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper

Marvel Architects

Marvel Architect´s proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Marvel Architect´s proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Marvel Architect´s proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Marvel Architect´s proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Marvel Architect´s proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Marvel Architect´s proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper

Morris Adjmi Architects

Morris Adjmi´s proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Morris Adjmi´s proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Morris Adjmi´s proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Morris Adjmi´s proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Morris Adjmi´s proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Morris Adjmi´s proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper

NV/da + O’Neill McVoy Architects

NV/da + O'Neill & McVoy Architects' proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
NV/da + O'Neill & McVoy Architects' proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
NV/da + O'Neill & McVoy Architects' proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
NV/da + O'Neill & McVoy Architects' proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper

Pelli Clarke Pelli

Pelli Clarke Pelli's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Pelli Clarke Pelli's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Pelli Clarke Pelli's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Pelli Clarke Pelli's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Pelli Clarke Pelli's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Pelli Clarke Pelli's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper

Selldorf Architects

Selldorf Architect's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Selldorf Architect's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Selldorf Architect's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Selldorf Architect's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Selldorf Architect's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
Selldorf Architect's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper

S9 Architecture

S9 Architecture's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
S9 Architecture's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
S9 Architecture's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
S9 Architecture's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper

WASA Studio

WASA Studio's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
WASA Studio's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
WASA Studio's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
WASA Studio's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
WASA Studio's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper
WASA Studio's proposal. Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation via Architects Newspaper

References: Architect's Newspaper, New York Times

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Fourteen Tower Proposals Unveiled for Controversial Brooklyn Bridge Park Development" 08 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/535631/fourteen-tower-proposals-for-the-controversial-brooklyn-bridge-park-development-unveiled/> ISSN 0719-8884
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