pier, catalyst, water's edge, redevelopment
Architecture | Urban, Community and Regional Planning | Urban Studies and Planning
It is the intent of this proposal to redevelop a specific waterfront site, rejuvenating the area into one that people will want to be a part of, rather than shy away from. It will be through thorough exploration and experimentation of this special site condition (pier) that this will be achieved. It is intended that this proposal will develop a catalyst that willl generate further development along the zone of the water's edge. This catalyst will attempt to break away from the form and function of the existing pier buildings, which will make the further development of these sites a more attractive proposition. This proposal will deal with the following issues: 1- The water's edge [...] 2 - The examination, and thorough investigation of past uses of the piers 3 - Dealing with the idea of setting up an example (prototype) for the further development along the water's edge.
Kahn, Richard J., "Rejuvenation for Manhattan's West Side" (1985). Architecture Senior Theses. Paper 27.