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)

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