Thanks Brendan, that was a great read. Interesting to compare the article to what's been recently implemented there by DOT & Dutch Kills Park. I haven't heard of MPA and the trestles work, so I'll be sure to check it out.
Glad you agree on Broadway Junction. So much potential, infill, density, etc. possible there. Do you think gentrification concerns are found or unfound since there's so many vacant lots to build on?
Lets approach MPA to discuss trestle artwork at Bwy Junction!
Zeke, have you seen the work that Marpillero Pollak has been doing looking at train trestles in NYC? Their Queens Plaza project is the farthest along: urbanomnibus.net/2009/06/queen...
Agree 1000% on Broadway Junction. That whole area just mystifies me...so much transit connectivity, and yet it's surface parking lots for *blocks* in every direction.
Sandro Marpillero, Linda Pollak and Margie Ruddick share perspectives on their transformation of Queens Plaza, recasting the relationship between ecology, art and infrastructure.