Stars to Trash City Sanitation Facility

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Monday, March 23, 2009
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The downtown glitterati are upset about the planned sanitation and salt storage facility planned at Canal Street and the West Side highway. Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed along with celebrity friends Kirsten Dunst, Michael Stipe, James Gandolfini, Jennifer Connelly, Casey Affleck and others are throwing a “Hudson Rise Picnic” tonight at Saatchi & Saatchi at 375 Hudson Street to protest the two-acre facility, designed by Dattner Architects and WXY. The stars are pushing an alternate plan, called Hudson Rise, designed by Zakrzewski + Hyde Architects and Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects. See the above invitation. We’ll have a full report of the event tomorrow.

It’s the greatest meeting of celebrity and architecture since Edward Norton and Diane von Furstenberg saved the Highline!

The garage's facade is designed to move with the sun to prevent heat gain. (Courtesy WXY)

The salt shed would feature a green roof among other sustainable features. (Via Curbed.)

One Response to “Stars to Trash City Sanitation Facility”

  1. Denise says:

    What you can’t see from the designs is that they are out of context with the area: the garage would rise 120′ plus mechanicals, and the salt shed would have four uneven sides, the highest being 83′ high. (The diagram shown here is an earlier rendering.)

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