Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Design Firm Plans Icebergs for Stalled Construction Sites

Posted By on Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 9:59 AM

Iceberg buildings by Woods Bagot

We've covered previous attempts to beautify the many unsightly construction sites left dormant by the bust of New York City's building boom, but none quite compare to Australian design firm Woods Bagot's proposal to erect temporary iceberg-shaped structures in lots where developments have stalled to serve as retail and performance spaces. Crain's reports that the tent-like bergs would be made entirely of recyclable materials, act as "architectural placeholders" and that there are no plans to build any yet, although Woods Bagot is in talks with several developers with stalled NYC sites regarding the project. (Insert housing freeze/melting ice caps/global warming joke here.) (Curbed)

Tags: , , , ,


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Benjamin Sutton

Most Commented On

Most Shared Stories

Top Viewed Stories

  • 4 Art Exhibits You Need to See

    Aesthetic inquiries under the aegises of cities and collections, hallowed frescoes and broad spectrums.
    • Jul 31, 2014
  • The Best Old Movies on a Big Screen This Week

    Noirs classic and neo, melodrama, vampires, Buñuel, and Diane Keaton in the best outfits in the history of cinema.
    • Jul 30, 2014
  • More »

Top Topics in The Measure

Film (27)

Art (8)

Music (8)

Special Events (6)

Theater (5)

Books (3)

TV (3)

© 2014 The L Magazine
Website powered by Foundation