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Redesign of Columbus Circle

Project Type:
Landscape Design

Project Mission/Goal:
Improve the Human Spirit

Project Description:
- The redesign of an historic traffic circle on the southwest corner
of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Central Park in New York City;

- An addition to the public realm of New York and a pedestrian
destination in a busy and complex urban intersection;

- A new urban park connecting Central Park to pedestrian traffic
on Eighth Avenue, Broadway, and 59th Street in New York;

- A 225,000-square-foot transportation hub designed to
accommodate subway transit, automotive, and pedestrian
needs. (Below ground, the IND and IRT subway lines criss-cross
the site with related stations still under renovation in the
adjacent Time Warner Center and between Time Warner
Center and the Trump Hotel);

- The forecourt of the new Time Warner Center, the Central
Park Merchants’ Gate entrance, and the Two Columbus Circle
structures to be occupied by the Museum of Art and Design;

- A new context for the 40-foot-high marble monument to
Christopher Columbus sculpted by Gaetano Russon and
dedicated on October 12, 1892;

- A reconfiguration of subterranean infrastructure involving a
complex mix of public and private utilities.
source: Case Study, The Bruner Foundation.

Links and Captions:
www.brunerfoundation.org

Project Details:
Project Location: New York, New York, USA
Date(s): Completed 2005
Project Phase: Complete
Client: New York City Dept. of Parks and Recreation
User Client:
Description and Number of Beneficiaries/Users: Residents and visitors to New York City
Major Funding:
Concept/Lead Architect(s)/Designer(s): Laurie Olin, Principal, The Olin Partnership
Project Architect(s)/Designer(s): Brian O'Connell, Vollmer Assoc., Claire Kahn Tuttle, WET Design, Phillip Habbib, Phillip Habbib & Assoc.
Structural Engineers:
Electrical/Mechanical Engineers: Consentini Assoc.
Contractor/Manufacturer: Tully Construction
Additional Consultants:
Total Cost/Cost per Unit: $23,500,000
Area (if applicable): 225,000 SF
Other:
Photo/Image Credit(s)
File Specifications: www.brunerfoundation.org

Nominated by Mark Warren

Location

Columbus Circle
New York City, New York
United States

Competition Category Entered

Competition Details

The competition entry ID for this project is 7406.

Project Details

NAME: Redesign of Columbus Circle
PROJECT LEAD: The Olin Partnership
LOCATION: Columbus Circle, New York City, New York, United States
START DATE: January 08, 2010
CURRENT PHASE: Construction complete
COST: $23500000 USD (Final)
SIZE: 225000 sq. ft
PROJECT TYPE: Landscapes/Parks/Outdoor Spaces
BENEFICIARIES: The residents and visitors to New York City

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