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alexandria s. lee


july 2013 | all works produced by alexandria s. lee unless otherwise noted


table of contents timeline resume work voided memory function of time north end performing arts center willets point train station kaohsiung light tower* evolutionary infrastructure

*professional work


employment

cfn

beihang

fang cao di

homeschool

education homeschool

san luis obispo

aberdeen

homeschool

northam elementary

beijing

la

beijing/q

city of residence {periods exceeding 1 mo}

la

1987

timeline

1988

1989

dallas

1990

1991

guam

1992

1993

la

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

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peikert group

sb cp videoschool

tva

pensacola academy

beijing 55 middleschool

qingyundian

99

ealc

cp

l

beijing

la

2000

2002

2003

2004

2005

uc santa barbara

uc berkeley

colorado springs

beijing/shanghai

2006

2007

2008

harvard gsd

blum

fudan university

santa barbara

spatial practice

ealc

liberty highschool

la

2001

ced goldman

a&s

harvard gsd

la

berkeley

2009

2010

beijing

cambridge

2011

cambridge

2012

2013


resume


Resume

www.alexandria-s-lee.com 138 Lafayette Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238

Education + Master of Architecture I, with Advanced Placement, Harvard University Graduate School of Design (May 2013)

alexandria.s.lee@gmail.com 719.684.5657

Software Rhino AutoCAD Photoshop Illustrator Indesign AfterEffects modo 701 3ds Max Vray SketchUp Microsoft Office

+ B.A. in Architecture, with Honors, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley (May 2010) Architecture Work Experience +

Renovation Project Manager, Harvard Loeb Fellows, Cambridge, MA (May 2012 - September 2012)

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Architectural Designer, Spatial Practice, Beijing, China (June 2011 - August 2011)

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Design Intern, Schematic Design Team, A&S International Design, Beijing, China (June 2008 - July 2008)

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Intern, Peikert Group Architects, Santa Barbara, CA (January 2007 - July 2007)

Other Work Experience +

Research Assistant, Digital Cities Lab, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA (May 2012 September 2012)

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Assistant , Executive and International Programs, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley, CA (January 2009 - April 2010)

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TA , Beginner and Intermediate Chinese, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Berkeley, CA (September 2008 - December 2009)

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Intern , Blum Center for Developing Economies, Haas Business School, University of California, Berkeley, CA (June 2009 - August 2009)

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Assistant to the Senior Planner , Planning and Zoning, Santa Barbara Community Development, County of Santa Barbara, CA (March 2008 - June 2008)

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Intern under Interior Architect, SFA Design, Santa Barbara, CA (January 2008 - February 2008)

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Intern/Graphic Designer, MLP Property Management Company for low-income housing, Colorado Springs, CO (August 2007 - September 2007)

Honors + Awards + selection for display of architecture work at the Don Edwards Education Center + selection for exhibition of student work at the UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Dept. + National Society of Collegiate Scholars + First Place, Lyon Prize for Photography at UC Berkeley + University of California Berkeley Scholarship


MArch thesis | voided memory advisor : preston scott cohen spring 2013


voided memory


MArch thesis | voided memory advisor : preston scott cohen spring 2013

This thesis seeks to introduce a discourse about memory in order to present an alternative reading to the form of the city of Beijing, as the dominant proposition has been one of a space of control, symbolically reinforced order, and, in more recent times, mass consumerism and capitalistic gain. Based on a notion of architecture’s capacity to support and enable cognitive and social frameworks, this proposal speculates on how memory is constructed, sustained, and erased within a context that has, in recent years, undergone radical change. In opposition to a prevalent tendency in Beijing towards mass demolition and reconstruction, the proposal aims to promotes a more honest connection with the city’s past - one that is not tainted with conciliatory erasure nor characterized by a mindless embrace of the novel for novelty’s sake - through the preservation of former socialist housing by constructing new high-income housing above it. The new high-income housing is conceived within a culture of imageable architecture that serve as symbols of commerce and state power. The new housing aims to establish visibility as a means of monumentalizing the private realm of domesticity and is purely referential to a notion of cohabitation in the city.


peripheral expansion | increased dislocation and socioeconomic segregation

diagram | vertical isolation and horizontal continuity

danwei

imperial

shequ

city

city

city

royal family

family

danwei

relic of family

voided memory

relic of danwei

individual


peripheral expansion of beining 1959 - 2000

former socialist housing + adjacency to services within the city center


cctv void bisection diagrams

xo

unit type 1

unit type 2

area: 100sm

unit type 3

area: 100sm

area: 100sm

unit type 4

unit type 5

area: 100sm

area: 100sm

interlocking: yes

interlocking: no

interlocking: no

interlocking: no

width: 8m

width: 8m

width: 5m

width: 5m

unit type 6

unit type 7

area: 100sm

interlocking: yes

interlocking: yes

width: 5m

width: 7m

area: 100sm interlocking: yes width: 6m

lan

unit type 2 aggregation B

unit type 1

unit type 1

unit type 2

unit type 2

unit type 2

aggregation type a

aggregation type b

aggregation type a

aggregation type b

aggregation type c

xo

unit studies

voided memory

unit type 3

unit type 4

unit type 5

unit type 6

unit type 7


bisection conceptual images

site model


interlocking stops. sectional change begins interlocking

interlocking stops. sectional change begins interlocking

2 bars become 1 2 corridors become 1, switch sides

intersection 1

output unit: midway transformation of input units

interlocking stops interlocking

2 bars become 1 2 corridors become 1 internalized corridor units rotate to align with street, laminate to become double loaded corridor

intersection 2 sectional change stops

9x6

13.5x4

proposal : a version of aggregation in which the units content with the idealized form of the whole through a transformation of the proportions of units without losing right angles.

voided memory


single loaded corridor

double loaded corridor

intersection 1single loaded corridor

intersection 1

intersection 2

intersection 2single loaded corridors transform into double loaded


plan 1 above 6-story walk ups and new community facilities base units, interlocking


plan 2 above 6-story walk ups and new community facilities transforming units + base units.

non-interlocking


voided memory


vierendeel trusses

vierendeel trusses

unit entry stairs

unit entry stairs

corridors

front

corridors

back


unit axonometrics

unit perspective section


unit interior perpective


perspective | ground level

perspective | ground level parking parking

cores of intervention within former socialist housing/6-story walk-ups


ground level ground level

roof

roof level

as an aim of the project is to preserve a sense of place as well as the memory of collective social frameworks supported by the former socialist worker housing, the proposal is intentionally a minimal adaptation for contemoporary use. this is achieved through a connection of the old and new vertically without severing the distinction between the two. furthermore, it is a sectional integration of those who have benefited from economic growth with those the working class who have supported it, opposed to the dislocation and spatial segregation that increased land values and soaring new housing prices have produced.


voided memory


construction of multiple ground planes enables a coexistence of the automobile dependent network and the more initmate scale pedestrian network.


from top left clockwise: 1. site model | whole 2. site model | intervention 3. site model | whole 4. site model | closeup


from top left clockwise: 1. architectural model | single loaded corridor 2. arch model | double loaded corridor 3. arch model | single loaded corridor 4. arch model | double loaded corridor


moca stockholm | the function of time gsd option studio spring 2012 | farshid moussavi


moca stockholm | the function of time


moca stockholm | the function of time gsd option studio | spring 2012 | farshid moussavi total area: 110,975sm

level 1 plan

level 2 plan

This research studio was dedicated to studying the spatial and temporal implications that contemporary art provokes for a museum today. In an effort to address different contemporary issues, artists have in the last two decades embraced different subject matters, scales and media, resulting in an unprecedented range of artwork that has broken outside the white cube of Modern Museum Design. While the neutral white cube continues as a functioning format, it is but one among others. The project recognizes the status of the contemporary art museum as an institution in flux as well as the increasing need for the contemporary art museum to support secondary, non-ticketed programs. Whereas the fixed secondary program is typically consolidated at the level of the gallery space, a dispersed model both at the level of the gallery and above was proposed in order to enable an art space that is necessarily separated but also inclusive. This would allow for a kind of modulation of the facade that allows the building to evoke multiple associations and draws into the building so that non-ticketed visitors can glimpse the art below. The project can be understood as three surfaces - the surface of the roof, ground, and a mediating surface that provides walkable surface above and moderates different height conditions both above and below. The building is organized around 3 touchdown points of the lobby and white cube space, educational outreach facilities, and auditorium and lecture halls. in dealing with a museum of this size, it was proposed that, when the museum is not at maximum capacity, parts of the museum at the ground level can be reclaimed by the park and be offered up for public appropriation.

roof plan


moca stockholm | the function of time


art program | spatial type distribution


level 1 plan lobby art gallery zone 1 art gallery zone 2 art gallery zone 3 5m white cube space library + education lecture halls auditorium


level 2 plan 3m white cube space 5m white cube space library + education cafe + gift shop lecture halls auditorium event space administrative offices


moca stockholm | the function of time


longitudinal section 1

longitudinal section 2

longitudinal section 3


moca stockholm | the function of time


north end performing arts center

gsd third semester core studio


studies

north end performing arts center gsd third semester core studio | fall 2010 site: north end, boston, ma studio critic: danielle etzler program: performing arts center

The project entailed the creation of a new performance center in the North End of Boston, MA. The center would house a concert hall, theater, and academy for the performing arts. The formal objective of this project was to create a shared space of convergence for both performance attendees and students that would be understood as an extension or continuation of the landscape. The concert hall and theaters cut into the landscape to create partially underground performance spaces, maintaining the continuity of the roofscape and allowing for perceptual accessibility of performances below.


transversal site section

longitudinal site section

roof plan plan 1/32

upper level plan 1/32 1. c a f e 2. k i t c h e n 3. r e s t a u r a n t 4. o u t d o o r s e a t i n g 5. a c a d e m y l o b b y 6. a d m i n i s t r a t i o n 7. s e r v i c e s 8. o r c h e s t r a r e h e a r s a l 9. s t o r a g e 10. s t u d i o t h e a t e r 11. c l a s s r o o m ( l a r g e ) 12. c l a s s r o o m ( s m a l l ) 13. d a n c e s t u d i o ( l a r g e ) 14. d a n c e s t u d i o ( s m a l l ) 15. r e s t r o o m s

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north end performing arts center

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program diagrams

ground level

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plan 1/32

plan 1/32

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4. t h e a t e r c o n t r o l r o o m

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6. t h e a t e r t e c h n i c a l

7. s t a f f a n d s e r v i c e s

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1. exterior slab on grade connection to building foundation

1. exterior decking

2. lobby + intermission space + concert hall + mechanical

3. concert hall ceiling detail

2. lobby + concert hall

3. concert hall ceiling

north end performing arts center

4. roof + concert hall ceiling + upper level

4. concert hall ceiling

5. restaurant cable system

5. restaurant cable system


upper level plan 1/32 1. c a f e 2. k i t c h e n 3. r e s t a u r a n t 4. o u t d o o r s e a t i n g 5. a c a d e m y l o b b y 6. a d m i n i s t r a t i o n 7. s e r v i c e s 8. o r c h e s t r a r e h e a r s a l

u p p e r l e v e9. ls t o r a g e plan 1/32

10. s t u d i o t h e a t e r

1. c a f e

11. c l a s s r o o m ( l a r g e )

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4. o u t d o o r s e a t i n g 14. d a n c e s t u d i o ( s m a l l ) 5. a c a d e m y l o b b y

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ground level plan 1/32 1. m u s i c h a l l 2. t h e a t e r h a l l 3. m a i n l o b b y 4. c o a t c h e c k 5. b o x o f f i c e 6. r e s t r o o m 7. s t a f f a n d s e r v i c e s 8. t h e a t e r r e h e a r s a l s p a c e

g r o u n d9. s tlued i vo teh el a t e r plan 1/32

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north end performing arts center


lower level plan 1/32 1. t h e a t e r s t o r a g e 2. s c e n e s h o p 3. t h e a t e r c o s t u m e 4. t h e a t e r c o n t r o l r o o m 5. t h e a t e r g r e e n r o o m 6. t h e a t e r t e c h n i c a l 3.

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north end performing arts center


north end performing arts center


willets point train station

gsd fourth semester core studio spring 2011


roadway

citi field

2

2

subway

issues of concern:

transit station strategies for directing pedestrian traffic

transit station strategies for directing pedestrian traffic

+ directing different flows of pedestrian traffic issues of concern: + facilitate degrees of privacy for residents + directing different flows of pedestrian from the large, intermittant waves of traffic people + facilitate degrees of privacy for residents from the large, intermittant waves of people

sporting event

elevated rail

sporting event

roadway

residential residential

sports events sports events

residential

residential

subway

sporting event

sporting event

national tennis center

dispersing

channeling

dispersing

channeling

commercial space

national tennis center

willets point train station

gsd fourth semester core studio site: willets point, new york studio critic: felipe correa program: train station + retail

This project was a part of a maserplan proposal for housing and new infrastructure in the train yards near the existing Willets Point Station. For the first half of the studio, I worked with Caroline Shannon and Charles Harris to develop the masterplan, and, for the second half, I developed the design of the train station. The aim of the project was to establish a new monumentality for the train station type by enable a spectacle of movement by interiorizing typically outdoor transit and making visible typically hidden transit. The project also aimed to program urban void spaces resultant of the elevated rail in order to provide a consolidated retail and transit center for new residents of the proposed housing plan. The exterior of the station is a metal mesh, within which is the actual enclosure that houses retail spaces. Within the enclosed volume is a layering of unique floor plates that allow light to reach down to the lower levels.


EXTENSION OF THE CORONA PARK TO THE WATER’S EDGE INCREASED ACCESS TO OPEN SPACE BY RESIDENTS OF FLUSHING

NEW RING OF OPEN SPACE

EXISTING SITE EXISTING SITE

EXISTING SITE

FIGURE GROUND - BUILDINGS

FIGURE GROUND -

SCALE 1:6000

SCALE 1:6000

PEDESTRIAN ACCESS SOUTH CORONA - FLUSHING + FLUSHING - SOUTH CORONA INCREASED ACCESS BY SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS TO THE ATERFRONT

INCREASED ACCESS BY SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS TO THE ATERFRONT

INCREASED ACCESS BY SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS TO THE ATERFRONT

NEW WATERFRONT EDGE NEW WATERFRONT EDGE

NEW WATERFRONT EDGE

TYPICAL HEALTHCARE/NEIGHBORHOOD MODEL

EXTENSION OF ROOSEVELT AVE., 41ST, 42ND, AND 43RD STREETS ONTO THE SITE

TYP

PRIMARY SURFACE ROADS EXTENSION OF THE CORONA PARK TO THE WATER’S EDGE EXTENSION OF THE CORONA PARK TO INCREASED ACCESS THE WATER’S EDGETO OPEN SPACE BY RESIDENTS OF FLUSHING INCREASED ACCESS TO OPEN SPACE BY RESIDENTS OF FLUSHING

NEW RING OF OPEN SPACE NEW RING OF OPEN SPACE

NEW RING OF OPEN SPACE

EXTENSION OF THE CORONA PARK TO THE WATER’S EDGE INCREASED ACCESS TO OPEN SPACE BY RESIDENTS OF FLUSHING

SITE PLAN

PROPOSED DISTRIBUTED MODEL

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FIGUREGROUND GROUND - BUILDINGS FIGURE FIGURE - BUILDINGS GROUND - BUILDINGS SCALE 1:6000 SCALE 1:6000

FIGURE GROUND PARK FIGURE GROUND FIGURE - PARK - GROUND - PARK SCALE 1:6000 SCALE 1:6000

SCALE 1:6000

SCALE 1:6000

PEDESTRIAN ACCESS SOUTH CORONA - FLUSHING PEDESTRIAN + FLUSHING ACCESS -SOUTH SOUTH CORONA CORONA- FLUSHING + FLUSHING - SOUTH CORONA PEDESTRIAN ACCESS SOUTH CORONA - FLUSHING + FLUSHING - SOUTH CORONA

TYPICAL HEALTHCARE/NEIGHBORHOOD TYPICAL HEALTHCARE/NEIGHBORHOOD MODEL MODEL TYPICAL HEALTHCARE/NEIGHBORHOOD MODEL

TYPICAL AGGREGATIVE MODEL

CUT-THROUGH ALLEYS EXTENSION OF ROOSEVELT AVE., 41ST, 42ND, AND 43RD STREETS ONTO THEOF SITE EXTENSION ROOSEVELT AVE., 41ST, 42ND, AND 43RD STREETS ONTO THE SITE

PRIMARY SURFACE ROADS PRIMARY SURFACE ROADS

BUILDING BUILDING BUILDING

EXTENSION OF ROOSEVELT AVE., 41ST, 42ND, AND 43RD STREETS ONTO THE SITE

TYPICAL URBAN TYPICAL URBAN TYPICAL URBAN {Hyper-uniformity} {Hyper-uniformity} INFRASTRUCTURE INFRASTRUCTURE

PRIMARY SURFACE ROADS

{Hyper-uniformity}

INFRASTRUCTURE

LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE SITE PLAN SITE PLAN

SITE PLAN

privac UNIT

PROPOSED DISTRIBUTED PROPOSED MODEL DISTRIBUTED MODEL PROPOSED DISTRIBUTED MODEL

CLUSTER

PROPOSED AGGREGATIVE MODEL

BLOCK

BUILDING BUILDING BUILDING

INFRASTRUCTUREINFRASTRUCTURE MAT URBAN MAT URBAN MAT URBAN

{Local-specificity within {Local-specificity within INFRASTRUCTURE uniformally defined system} uniformally defined system} {Local-specificity within LANDSCAPE uniformally defined system} LANDSCAPE

OBJECTS IN FIELD

SECONDARY SURFACE ROADS SECONDARY SURFACE ROADS

LANDSCAPE

SECONDARY SURFACE ROADS

ORGANIZATION AROUND SHARED SPACES DEFINES AGGREGATIVE HIERARCHY. THE SCALE OF THESE ELEMENTS WILL SHIFT ACCORDING TO PROGRAM. CIRCULATION IS AN UNDERLYING ORGANIZING CODE, CAMOFLAGUED IN THE URBAN FABRIC

Private spaces

SITE PLAN 150ft

Shared spaces

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isolation = problematic

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masterplan | with caroline shannon and charles harris

masterplan diagrams | with caroline shannon and charles harris privacy UNIT

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PROPOSED AGGREGATIVE MODEL

OBJECTS IN FIELD

Private spaces

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750ft MAT INFILL

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THE SCALE OF THESE CIRCULATION IS AN CIRCULATION IS AN ELEMENTS WILL SHIFT UNDERLYING ORGANIZING UNDERLYING ORGANIZING ACCORDING TO PROGRAM. CODE, CAMOFLAGUED IN CODE, THE CAMOFLAGUED IN THE URBAN FABRIC URBAN FABRIC CIRCULATION IS AN UNDERLYING ORGANIZING CODE, CAMOFLAGUED IN THE Shared spaces URBAN FABRIC Private spaces

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basis for commuunity


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willets point train station


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plan | level +1

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willets point train station


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elevated rail cafe elevator

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shops subway subway station elevator

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kaohsiung light tower spatial practice | 2011


kaohsiung light tower


kaohsiung light tower spatial practice | 2011 design firm: spatial practice | beijing, china design team: alexandria lee, victor quiros, steven zambrano, thomas batzenschlager phase: schematic design + design development program: hotel and showroom site: kaohsiung, taiwan

The concept for the tower was to would break up the repetition of becomes legible on the facade as day and illuminates the building

introduce an anomaly - an irregular void - that the floorplates and would serve as a light well that a “crack� that enables views of the park during the at night.

The defining feature of this project was the design of the showroom as a continuation of the concept of the void. on the first four floors of the tower, the volume of the tower is broken up into four solids. Within the showroom, the void acts as circulation space with controlled, smaller-scale beams of light, and the solid serves as the artificially-lit showroom space.


kaohsiung light tower


showroom plans

kaohsiung light tower


evolutionary infrastructure gsd option studio fall 2011 | marion weiss + michael manfredi


evolutionary infrastructure


evolutionary infrastructure gsd option studio fall 2011 | marion weiss + michael manfredi site : washington heights, new york program : housing + new pedestrian infrastructure Biased toward expediting movement and inherently resistant to supporting other forms of inhabitation, transportation infrastructure is an archaic monument to mono-functional use. With ever increasing levels of urban density throughout the world, infrastructure in the city is an underworked territory that must sustain a larger agenda. At a time where the scale of architectural commissions has grown to nearly infrastructural proportions, new models are necessary to work at this very large scale. The intersection of city, water, bridge, tunnel, on and off ramps constitutes a distinct condition. This studio will test the potential of an evolutionary, inhabitable, and hybrid form of infrastructure - a new mega form. The project addressed the disconnection created by singularly functioning infrastructure and of how, in many contemporary instances, infrastructure has acted as a divider rather than mediator between different scales of development. This has resulted in underutilized and largely inaccessible green space as well as urban space and has given rise to the need to reformulate an argument for inhabitable infrastructure and recover the lost optimism in the architectural project that operates at the urban scale. As the site is characterized by a layering of different speeds of movement, I proposed a third layer of linear park space and pedestrian paths that would connect the two park spaces on either edge of the site and link bike paths in the east and west directions and link pedestrian and bike paths that are largely inaccessible due to freeways. The concept for the housing program was to introduce a medium height horizontality that would act as a perceivable thread through the city and attach itself to a series of new pedestrian networks. As it hovers over and frames views of the city, it creates a spectacle of the various layers of movement and establishes a contrasting discourse with the rigid directionality of the Manhattan grid on the site.


path above the freeway

path above the park

path in urban context

path along eastern edge

the pedestrian path above the freeway allows for viewing down to the freeways, park, and water

the pedestrian path above the park provides a flat, walkable surface that follows but does not touch the contours of the landscape to allow a sense of immersion in the foliage

the pedestrian path in the urban context allows for a different type of removal/ spectatorship. it frames views of the city and allows for views down to the underpass and streets.

the pedestrian path along the eastern edge touches down to the ground and provides access to the water and views of the gwb


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