Canal Street, NYC

Under the seeming disorder of the old city, wherever the old city is working successfully, is a marvelous order for maintaining the safety of the streets and the freedom of the city...The ballet of the good city sidewalk never repeats itself from place to place, and in any one place is always replete with new improvisations. -Jane Jacobs

 One of the city's busiest intersections, Canal Street, is the perfect microcosm of New York City as a whole. Following the tenets of Jane Jacobs, this project strives to rethink and revitalize Robert Moses' Lower Manhattan Expressway plan of 1960. The proposed expressway would alleviate vehicular congestion along Canal Street while encouraging a new period of increased biological, commercial, and residential density and diversity in New York City.

Completed while studying at the Yale School of Architecture
Critics: Gregg Pasquarelli and Dana Getman
Partner: Raven Hardison
Fall 2012