Harlem, 125th Street. Defined by station platforms, bridges and foot traffic.
Classical vocabulary indicates a public space. Contemporary fixtures make it present; active.
Urban bower — creating space for conversation. Curtains separate and invite.
A common walkway marked by shadows and flags becomes a choice dining spot. The linear equivalent of the corner office.
Place — outdoors — created by enclosure and embellishment. For the birds — and others as well
Can a place exist for only a short period of time— when a group comes together to create meaning through their contacts?
Iconic New York. Crossing between the Helmsley and Met Life buildings. This part of the street has a defined shape and becomes a place. Meet and greet.
Neighborhood walk — and this fence creates place. It marks a cared for space and creates identity for this stretch of road. Space becomes place
Power breakfasts, mile-high dessserts, after-the-school-play rendezvous’s. Diners create meaning. Space is place.