Saturday, December 31, 2011

Who knew?

Look familiar?

It should. It’s the backyard of the ClockTower.

Did you know that plans were once developed that would turn our ClockTower into a Bronx Community Center?

It’s true. You can see the whole story here:
The master plan was developed by a firm called Urban Office Architecture.

I nicked these pictures from their website. Urban Office Architecture was founded in 1998 in Milan, Italy but opened its second office in New York City in 2001.
Their plan for the back yard created an urban park.

And they imagined a design that featured a “cafe', cooking studio, library, digital studios, painting and sculpture areas, dance and yoga, work out areas, pool, garden and planting yard, children space, offices, meditation garden, outdoor theater.”

The plans apparently fell through. I have no idea why. 
But I'm kinda glad. I like living here. :-)

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