In early April, theÂ ten finalists in theÂ Rebuild By DesignÂ competition unveiled their proposalsÂ to protect theÂ Tri-stateÂ region from the nextÂ Sandy. And in the near future, a jury will select a winnerâ€”or winnersâ€”to receive federal funding to pursue their plans. But before that final announcement is made,Â ANÂ is taking a closer look at each of the final ten proposals. Hereâ€™s Penn Design and OLIN’s plan for the South Bronx.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation sent out an RFP for a forward thinking urban farmer to run a 200,000 square foot rooftop farm atop one of the city’s major food distribution centers at 600 Food Center Drive in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx. Talk about cutting out the middleman. Once harvested the veggies merely have to make the trip downstairs and down the street for distribution at the City’s 329-acre Food Distribution Center.