Olin describes some recently completed projects. The first is re-envisioning the entrance to New York’s Central Park. His goal is to reclaim the site as a civic destination, re-invisioning Columbus Circle as an island. Olin documents the construction of a green roof for a new conference center in Salt Lake City. He discusses the idea of a building as landscape, stressing the role of community involvement in the realization of the project. Olin presents a master plan for Science Hill at Yale University. He discusses topics including hydrology and the deployment of specific plants species to clean water. He concludes with a discussion of the South Park Blocks at Portland University, which call for a new urban plaza.
Video Archive | Columbus Circle (2)
Williams and Tsien present a proposal for the redevelopment of New York City’s Columbus Circle. They describe the formal response to the site, “digging to China” in a circular crater in the middle off the intersection. They next document a collaboration with Jackie Ferrara for Art on the Beach, creating a temporary performance area on an East River landfill. They present a public art project composed of reclaimed concrete blocks, and describe their collaboration with New York’s Port Authority.