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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
School of Art, Design and Art History
Manhattan once was a beautiful landscape of rolling hills, forests, boulders, farms, and spaced-out homes. Over the years Manhattan has been built up and there is a sense of absence in New York City. New Yorkers walking through the city are confronted with excessive pedestrian traffic, and do not have the luxury of experiencing the sounds, smells, and natural landscape that exists a few miles outside of the densely populated city. I am proposing a series of typologies that bring a new nature to the city and change the way one walks through the city. Pathways or hiking trails will connect buildings and provide another flow of traffic. They will allow workers to easily travel for meetings and encourage human interaction from place to place. One typology for the MetLife Building crossing over Park Ave will carve away, subtract parts of structures and implement a park like area that folds into the void created. Another proposal is to add, quiet individualized spaces to structures such as the apartment building at 2130 Madison Ave in Harlem for low income residents to have their own nature spot that is tucked away from the chaos of the city.
Collins, Sarah, "Nature-ization NYC" (2018). Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current. 524.