Daylighting the Water: Design for Urban River Restoration
Van Alen Institute presents a special conversation on urban river restoration, exploring case studies of how buried waterways can be revealed for civic life. Participating panelists include the Boston-based landscape architect Mikyoung Kim (Mikyoung Kim Design), who designed a central segment of the Cheonggyecheon River’s reinvented public realm; William Kuhl (Saratoga Associates), who played a key role in daylighting the Saw Mill River in Yonkers, New York, a waterway tunneled underground in the 1920s and recently revived as a multifaceted civic amenity; and Gena Wirth (SCAPE / Landscape Architecture), whose firm’s competition-winning vision for Town Branch Commons in downtown Lexington, Kentucky uses local limestone geology as inspiration for a new public space network along the path of the city’s long-buried stream.
This event is presented in conjunction with our current exhibition, Deconstruction/Construction: The Cheonggyecheon River Project in Seoul.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Van Alen Institute
30 West 22nd Street
New York, New York
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