KEN SMITH WORKSHOP
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE URBANISM ART
 NYC Meatpacking District, NYC
Completion Date: 2019 Owner: City of New York Department of Design and Construction & Department of Transportation Design Team: URS, Civil Engineer Ken Smith Workshop, Landscape Architect Marvel Architects, Architecture above photography - MPIA below photographies - Barrett Doherty Over the past two decades, the Meatpacking District has undergone a dramatic shift from a historic working district to a destination area and cultural hub. As a result of this growth, there have been related traffic volume issues, pedestrian safety, noise, and community relations. In response to these concerns, the NYCDOT Plaza Program sought to provide plazas as public amenities, which mitigate the traffic flow and increase pedestrian safety. Following the success of the temporary plaza and street calming measures the team worked on the permanent reconstruction of 9th Avenue. The streetscape and plaza design, furnishings, and planter and street tree planting improvements fit into the historic and iconic context of the district.

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