3 Big Ideas for a New York City of 9 Million

Designers rethink the growing metropolis.

Aerial photo of Lower Manhattan © Iwan Baan

1. The Waterfront: A bigger Central Park

Photo © Thomas Barrat
Image © SOM

2. The Streets: Reclaiming space from cars

The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway could be transformed into a smart roadway — generating electricity to power vehicles on its surface, while reconnecting neighborhoods and reclaiming land for new development. Image © SOM

3. City of Cities: A downtown for every borough

Reimagining New York City’s central business district as a network of regional centers would expand possibilities for sustainable growth. Image © SOM

What’s next?

We are a collective of architects, designers, engineers, and planners building a better future. To learn more, visit www.som.com.

We are a collective of architects, designers, engineers, and planners building a better future. To learn more, visit www.som.com.