Under the Gowanus
Sunset Park and its adjoining neighborhoods present us with a 21st century oddity – a blue collar neighborhood whose citizens walk to work at riverfront factories and warehouses.
The removal of the Gowanus Expressway presents a chance to weave the two zones of Sunset Park together and in doing so secure the uses and vibrancy of both. Across the seam of a linear park and trolley line (on the site of the former thruway), we designate a 43rd Street greenway and a series of pedestrian ways as the stitching from the residential fabric of the upper avenues to the factories, warehouses and piers.
By placing the competition site within the map of the larger waterfront, we see the potential impact of a regional plan of park ways.