Over the weekend we learned that Public Workshop has been invited by Architecture For Humanity to submit new design ideas for a forlorn skatepark under the Manhattan Bridge in New York City. Yes, we’re honored to be in the company of much of New York’s design elite including Balmori Associates, Bernheimer Architecture and others but more importantly, to be asked to apply our unique design approaches towards helping design a better skatepark with New York skaters. With an incredibly rapid turnaround (submissions are due on the 24th of August!) you can bet that it’s going to be a mad-cap, hands-on process and that we are going to uniquely engage the New York skating community in putting forth the best possible ideas for a new, and improved skatepark. Shortly we will announce the talented team of collaborators and skating wizards we’re assembling to pull this off.
Photo Credit: www.galleyboys.com , from the documentary, ‘Deathbowl To Downtown’, on the history of skating in New York City.