after almost a decade’s wait, the west thames pedestrian bridge in lower mahattan, new york, is set to open to the public in fall 2019. built by WXY architecture, together with weidlinger associates, RBA group and arup the bridge is designed to maximize daylight and views, reduce maintenance, and offer a safe and enjoyable crossing both in the daytime and during evening hours.
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the west thames pedestrian bridge was commissioned by the new york city economic development corporation and the battery park city authority to replace the temporary rector street bridge. located near the world trade center, the bridge will be named after robert r. douglass, one of the main figures pushing the rebuilding of lower manhattan after the events of 9/11. WXY architecture designed the structure with landings oriented in such a way to minimize impacts to the community playground and gardens on the northwest corner of west thames street and west street.
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name: lower mahattan pedestrian bridge
architect: WXY architecture with weidlinger associates, RBA group and arup
client: new york city economic development corporation; battery park city authority
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