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Regional Plan Association calls for a new Port Authority Bus Terminal at the Javits Center
Phase One Build gateway tunnels and a bus terminal in the basement of the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Phase Two Build Gateway East with through service at Penn South. Constructing Penn South with fewer, wider platforms and two new East River tunnels would increase throughput at Penn Station by 30% and greatly expand rail service for New Jersey Transit, Long Island Rail Road, and Metro North riders. New direct rail service into Penn Station for Bergen and Monmouth counties would reduce travel times and shift bus riders to rail in these under-served counties, relieving highway congestion and pressure on the bus terminals. Phase Three Build new tail tunnels to expand service and meet future capacity needsThe report in full can be found here.
The proposal, approved 42-0, updates the area’s zoning code to incentivize new, dense development and revitalize the flagging business area in order to compete with the Financial District and Hudson Yards. The 78 blocks in the area are currently home to more than 250,000 jobs and generate ten percent of the city’s property tax base, according to a New York Daily News article penned by Councilman Daniel Garodnick. The city anticipates 6.5 million square feet of office space being added to East Midtown.
Developers can build higher and gain more floor-area-ratio (FAR) by either buying landmarked air rights or making specific transit improvements (targeted mainly at subway stations). Several recent changes include the lowering of the air rights minimum: developers can purchase air rights at $61.49 per square foot, of which the proceeds will go toward a public realm fund. Developers are also required pay upfront for transit improvements if they choose to go that route; buildings will not be occupiable until those improvements are finished.“The goal is to improve Midtown, not keep it as it is,” Councilman Garodnick said at the meeting.
The city has committed $50 million to start improving public spaces—before anything is built—and the first project includes a shared street on 43rd Street, near Grand Central Terminal. Over the next 20 years, the city estimates that up to 16 properties could take advantage of the rezoning.
From Hudson Yards to Chengdu, China: Where top architects were this week
The ever-on-the-move Iwan Baan stopped by Dia:Beacon and snapped this glowing pic of Dan Flavin's Untitled (to you, Heiner, with admiration and affection).
International firm Snøhetta showcased its Snøhetta: Relations installation in Innsbruck, Austria; the angular landscape has served as everything from theatrical stage to gathering place.
We couldn't resist: here's some feline Instagram love from Amsterdam-based UNStudio.
Our #exhibition "Snøhetta: Relations" in Innsbruck, Austria, still runs until October 7. If you are around, don't miss the chance to stop by the AUT. The pictures show impressions of the social landscape being used in a variety of ways, be it as a stage for a play of the Innsbruck School of Drama or simply as a meeting point for people. Watch out for the highlights of the exhibition coming up in September! More information on snohetta.com/news and aut.cc! #sociallandscape #architecture #snøhetta #innsbruck #austria #takeabreak
L.A.-based Oyler Wu Collaborative teased its next project, a large steel structure that will soon be powder coated.
New York–based Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) posted this update of the firm's 55 Hudson Yards, which will eventually rise 780 feet and feature several outdoor terraces.
Last but not least, also New York–based Steven Holl Architects furnished these fresh photos from its Sliced Porosity Block - Raffles City Chengdu project.
New images from Xi Chen and his Shenzhen University students highlight the dramatic interplay between light and material over the course of an afternoon at Sliced Porosity Block - Raffles City in Chengdu, China. Reflecting pools in the sprawling micro-urban plaza act as skylights to the shopping precinct below, casting soft dappled natural light onto passers by. At the end of the tour, The Light Pavilion by Lebbeus Wood quietly began to glow, illuminating and activating the plaza into the night. | #slicedporosityblock #lightpavilion #chengdu #china #lebbeuswoods #stevenholl #stevenhollarchitects