2010 | Lower Manhattan, NY
Studio Critics: Adam Yarinsky, Tony Patterson
The proposal for a new bus shelter and bridge arose out of the need to provide a more adequate pedestrian route across the wide highway of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel entrance. The existing pedestrian bridge can only be accessed via stair, so the project provides a new ramp that better serves people with disabilities, cyclists, etc. In addition, the structure also functions as a bus shelter, providing protection from the elements and a convertible bench that can be changed into individual booths.
As one moves along the ramp, a perforated metal screen allows for a series of constantly changing quick glimpses into the traffic below. As one walks, the cars appear through the perforations as fast blurs of color which animate the space and change the perception of the adjacent highway.