Installation, New New York: Fast Forward
“New York City is under construction. From the luxury residential towers surrounding the High Line in Chelsea, to the massive commercial and residential developments along the waterfront in Long Island City; from Atlantic Yards in downtown Brooklyn to the new Yankee Stadium; from the former landfill in Fresh Kills reimagined as one of the city’s largest parks to the extension of the #7 train, New York is in the midst of an explosion of building and planning activity that is transforming major portions of the city.
“New New York: Fast Forward, the fifth in an ongoing series of Architectural League exhibitions highlighting new architecture in New York, captures a snapshot of a city in change. Right now, many New Yorkers are contending daily with the reality of city-as-construction-site: the scaffolding, the cranes, the noise. Though each of us senses that New York is in the midst of a significant transformation, it is difficult to fully grasp what is going on in the city as a whole, notwithstanding the proliferating number of websites and blogs that document and comment on real estate development.” Exhibition introduction