New New York: Fast Forward

An exhibition surveying the state of architecture and planning in New York City during an explosion of building and construction in spring 2007

March 29—May 7, 2007

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New New York: Fast Forward was the fifth in the New New York exhibition series, organized by the League to explore significant new developments in architecture and planning in New York City. Fast Forward was a snapshot of the city in the midst of an explosion of building and construction in spring 2007.

The exhibition includes:

  • A three dimensional map of more than six hundred new building and planning projects from small multi-family residences to neighborhood-scale master plans, that were then under construction or in planning, in order to provide a glimpse of the big picture: what was being proposed, where new building was concentrated, what the buildings under construction would look like when completed.
  • Video interviews with thirty New York-based architects, from emerging to established, who talked about their thoughts on issues from the level of design quality of new construction to the relative planning merits of Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses. Interviewees include: David Benjamin, Deborah Berke, Paul Byard, Sara Caples, Stephen Cassell, David Childs, Lise Anne Couture, Kenneth Drucker, Bruce Fowle, Richard Gluckman, Frances Halsband, Gary Handel, Hugh Hardy, Wendy Evans Joseph, Gordon Kipping, Jonathan Marvel, Richard Meier, Richard Olcott, Gregg Pasquarelli, Ronnette Riley, Susan Rodriguez, Robert Rogers, Todd Schliemann, Frederic Schwartz, Michael Sorkin, Robert A.M. Stern, Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Billie Tsien, Claire Weisz, and Mark Yoes.
  • A time-lapse of the exhibition installation.

Curator: Gregory Wessner
Exhibition Design: Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis
Research: Varick Shute and Miranda Kimball

New New York: Fast forward was generously supported by a contribution from Richter + Ratner.

Above: Exhibition installation.  Photo: David Sundberg/Esto.