21 Apr '12, 9am

Is It Time to Add Land to NYC? Introducing "Lower Lower Manhttan"

Is It Time to Add Land to NYC? Introducing "Lower Lower Manhttan"

Lower Manhattan is one of the densest areas in the world, a forest of skyscrapers, teeming with residents, commuters and tourists. It's an economic powerhouse: the Financial District and Midtown provide the majority of New York City's tax base. So in planning for the city's future, more downtown isn't a bad way to go. That's the thinking behind "Lower Lower Manhattan," an ambitious idea to expand downtown Manhattan into its harbor. © CURE "LoLo," as the yet-to-be-created district has already been dubbed, is the work of the Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE) at Columbia University. The idea is to connect Lower Manhattan to Governor's Island by creating a land bridge from landfill. The resulting 88 million square feet would be home to office buildings, stores and restaurants, and could generate $16.7 billion in revenue over the next 20-30 years, reported the New York Times ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/lower-lower-manhat...

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