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REIMAGINING BROADWAY AS A PEDESTRIAN-ONLY PUBLIC PARK

The Green Line proposes to build a 2.5-mile long park along one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares: Broadway.

The park would run from Columbus Circle to Union Square, banning all cars and trucks and opening up the space between Times Square, Herald Square, and Madison Square Park to a more peaceful kind of traffi. It would also improve the city’s drainage system by eliminating a significant amount of asphalt, and allowing for more groundwater retention. 

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HERE ARE THE SECRETIVE NORMAN FOSTER PLANS FOR CHICAGO’S NEW APPLE STORE

NYC’s glass box style Apple Stores clearly weren’t good enough for Chicago’s waterfront — Foster’s stunning plan for the Windy City incorporates the low-slung rooflines and wide gables popularized by Frank Lloyd Wright. Foster is also the brain behind Apple’s enormous spaceship-like campus in Cupertino.

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These textile-inspire terra cotta screens can be “draped” over a building to dress it up

The screens take on a different graphic, geometric vibe on each new structure, and come in a variety of colors and arrangements.

The sheets are environmentally friendly because they’re made in a methane-fueled facility and require very little labor to install. 

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