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Hudson River Waterfront

New York, NY

The West Side Task Force was appointed to advise the Mayor of New York City and the Governor of New York on the planning and design of a replacement roadway for the old West Side Highway. The feasibility of mass transit, the form and scale of future development on, and public access to the waterfront were all critical components of the design. As planning and urban design consultants, Carr, Lynch, Hack and Sandell proposed the "urban boulevard" scheme adopted by the Task Force; CLHS demonstrated how the highway and new structures could be integrated into a continuous public esplanade along the water's edge. A wide range of urban design options were produced for the use of existing pier and water areas along the river. The CLHS design for the waterfront features a series of quiet coves surrounded by more active areas.

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