Pier 40 Parks and Housing Development Proposal / WXY Architect…

first_imgPier 40 Parks and Housing Development Proposal / WXY Architecture + Urban DesignSave this projectSavePier 40 Parks and Housing Development Proposal / WXY Architecture + Urban DesignSave this picture!Courtesy of WXY Architecture + Urban DesignWritten by Alison Furuto Share Pier 40 Parks and Housing Development Proposal / WXY Architecture + Urban Design “COPY” Public Space CopyAbout this officeWXY Architecture + Urban DesignOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectUrbanismUrban DesignPublic SpaceResidential ArchitectureHousingManhattanHousingUrban PlanningUrban DesignResidentialUnited StatesPublished on March 23, 2013Cite: Alison Furuto. “Pier 40 Parks and Housing Development Proposal / WXY Architecture + Urban Design” 23 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Project gallerySee allShow lessMirador House Punta De Gallo / Rodrigo Santa MaríaSelected ProjectsHomeless World Cup Legacy Center / Architecture For HumanitySelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/345040/pier-40-parks-and-housing-development-proposal-wxy-architecture-urban-design Clipboard CopyIn an effort to saving the crumbling 15-acre Pier 40 on Manhattan’s Lower West Side waterfront, seven downtown youth sports groups have released a concept plan prepared by WXY Architecture + Urban Design to open up 40% more space for more fields and park space on the pier, mainly by creating a new development site for two new, 22-story residential buildings in an area along West Street directly in front of the pier. The development approach would open the existing 800-foot-long pier shed building that encloses the park fields to improve connections and access between the Hudson River, the pier, and the park. The result knits together leisure and recreation amenities with a premier waterfront destination. More images and architects’ description after the break.Save this picture!Courtesy of WXY Architecture + Urban DesignHudson River Park, on the Lower West Side of Manhattan, includes a notable pier with playing fields and a large shed building, known as Pier 40. As steward of the area, Hudson River Park Trust seeks a thoughtful redevelopment of Pier 40 that will generate revenue sufficient to repair and maintain the park. Visions for the development have been submitted by several groups.Save this picture!Courtesy of WXY Architecture + Urban DesignThe coalition Pier 40 Champions comprises seven youth sports groups: Downtown Giants Youth Football, Downtown Little League, Downtown Soccer League, Downtown United Soccer Club, Gotham Girls Football Club, Greenwich Village Little League and the Pier, Park & Playground Association (P3). The group has commissioned design and planning firm WXY Architecture + Urban Design to develop the new approach for the park. The plan is designed to enhance this premier waterfront site.Save this picture!Courtesy of WXY Architecture + Urban DesignThe proposal opens up increased parkland, scenic views and daylight, adding an esplanade at water’s edge. Rather than high-traffic retail and entertainment uses recently proposed (and rejected), the group’s proposal recommends new residential buildings for about 900 people as part of a mixed-use project that will bring sufficient revenue and moderate activity to the area. The plan seeks to open the park to the river and the pier to the park, with a variety of new park activities including more ball fields. United States ArchDaily Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/345040/pier-40-parks-and-housing-development-proposal-wxy-architecture-urban-design Clipboardlast_img read more

Radio reporter is released, but for how long?

first_img BurundiAfrica March 6, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio reporter is released, but for how long? November 27, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News Organisation Reporters Without Borders hails Burundian radio reporter Hassan Ruvakuki’s release today after 15 months in prison and hopes it will open the way for official recognition of his innocence. His release, which is precarious inasmuch as it is “on health grounds,” comes just days before an official visit by President Pierre Nkurunziza to France.“We are relieved to learn that Ruvakuki is out of prison and back with his family,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But he was released on the orders of government officials, not because a court overturned his conviction. “We wonder why they did this ahead of a presidential visit to France. If they hope to take advantage of what could be seen as a goodwill gesture, it should be pointed out that Ruvakuki is still subject to a three-year jail term and could be returned to prison at any time.”President Nkurunziza is due to begin a three-day visit to France on 10 March.Reporters Without Borders urges French President François Hollande to raise the Ruvakuki case with him when they meet for talks on 11 March.Employed by local radio Bonesha FM and Radio France Internationale’s Swahili service, which is based in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam, Ruvakuki has been persecuted by the Burundian judicial system just doing his duty as a journalist to gather information. He was arrested in Bujumbura in November 2011 shortly after returning from neighbouring Tanzania, where he had gone to cover a Burundian rebel group that was being formed there. He had prepared a report but asked Radio France Internationale not to broadcast it because he could not get a Burundian government official to comment. The head of the nascent rebel group had also refused to answer his questions.He was sentenced to life imprisonment in June 2012 on a charge of “participating in terrorist activity.” This was reduced to three years in prison on appeal on 8 January after the charge was changed to “participating in an association formed with the aim of attacking persons and property.”A request for his conditional release was rejected on 19 February.All the information about the Ruvakuki case. October 21, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Burundi Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalistscenter_img Reports Receive email alerts BurundiAfrica News RSF_en to go further Help by sharing this information Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention June 5, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more