A Lofty Gowanus Expressway-Free Vision of the Future
Someday, current day Brooklynites (or their grandchildren) might be able to walk and bicycle on a huge greenway where the vile Gowanus Expressway once stood. Ideas to tear it down and bury it have been floated, but above is a new vision in today's Daily News that was obtained by Jotham Sederstrom. He writes:
The notoriously congested Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn would be demolished and replaced by 4 miles of greenery under a plan being floated by a leading architectural group, the Daily News has learned.We figure the odds of us living long enough to see this magnificent vision realized are slim, but there's always hope for future generations.
Designs drafted by the American Institute of Architects call for replacing the deteriorating Third Ave. expressway with a glitzy cable suspension roadway on First Ave. and filling the gap with miles of trees and bike paths.
Labels: Urban Planning