Freshkills Park Blog

Pop-up parks

LentSpace is a 37,000 square foot temporary park and cultural space at Canal and Sullivan Streets in lower Manhattan.  The site opened to the public on September 18th–Park(ing) Day–and is on loan to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council for three years from Trinity Real Estate, which hopes to build on it when the City’s real estate market improves.  The video above depicts the site’s construction.

This particular economic moment seems ripe with opportunities to build parks like these–“pop-up parks”–where construction projects have stalled indefinitely or where there happens to be temporarily vacant land:

(via The New York Times, Treehugger, and The Infrastructurist)

December 4, 2009 - Posted by | FKP | , , , , , ,

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