Urban Omnibus and Design Trust Public Space Potluck
Thursday, April 7, 2011
New Time: 6:30 p.m.
New Location: IBM Building Atrium
590 Madison Avenue (SW corner of Madison and E. 57th St.)
Join Urban Omnibus and the Design Trust for Public Space for a Public Space Potluck at IBM Building Atrium. The Atrium is one of approximately 503 Privately Owned Public Spaces (POPS) in New York City created as a result of an incentive zoning program that offered private developers an increase in density in exchange for the inclusion of public space or improvements for public benefit on the site. The incentives gave rise to such highly visible pedestrian areas as those found around Lincoln Center, Times Square, Greenwich Village and central Midtown. But the quality and utility of these 503 POPS has been inconsistent, and many have fallen into disrepair or become inaccessible.
Plates, cups and utensils will be provided. Please bring a dish and/or drink to share along with your friends, colleagues and fellow public space aficionados.
IBM Building Atrium. Photo by Jessica Cronstein