23rd Street Water Taxi Station in New York City

Institution:  The City College of New York, The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture

Date: Fall 2005

Location: New York City

The aim of this project is to create a mulit-functional, easily-accesible transport hub for water taxi commuters.  The site is located at 23rd street piers, on the lower west side of Manhattan.  The project got initiated with number of site analytics, to measure pedestrian, and cyclists activities around the site; including observing how and where bike lanes, pedestrian paths and cars are converged around the selected site.  In order to accomodate the most trafficked pathways around the site, the design decision was taken to propose two separate entries for the complex, inviting people from different directions.  While these two paths, coming from north and south, intersect at the center of the station, where a public waiting, restaurant zone with ticket booths are located.  Another advantage to have two separate waiting platforms for the water taxis is to give certain flexibility for the tide changes happening around the year.  

 

 

 

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