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Proposing a Subway Freight System for NYC

Elisabeth Weiman

Makoto Okazaki, partner and principal architect at Michael Sorkin Studio, consulting on Terreform's New York City [Steady] State project, spoke at Urban Design Forum about a new form of mobility for the city. Makoto's proposal for a "Subway Freight System for NYC" introduced the idea of adapting the subway system to move goods. The subway could be used late at night to transfer items to distribution hubs and then in the early morning to move freight to shops throughout the city. He took this a step further, claiming that this would free up space above ground for pedestrians, recreation, and even urban farming. 

Read more about Urban Design Forum's "Onward: New Ideas for Urban Freight" panel.

First Friday (June) with Sorkin Studio & Terreform

Elisabeth Weiman

Sorkin Studio and Terreform along with design firms 2×4, GRADE, Hargreaves Jones Landscape Architecture, and Andre Kikoski Architect will be hosting First Friday at their offices on 180 Varick Street for happy hour drinks and behind the scene looks at recent and upcoming projects.

Look to The Architectural League's First Friday calendar for more details on each of the groups participating.