Following the July proposal to remove restrictions on building heights around New York's Grand Central Station, a coalition of architects has produced a series of exciting ideas to transform the area into a stately entry point to the city.
Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), a nonprofit, asked architecture firms SOM, Foster + Partners and WXY to submit proposals for redesigning public space in the area, the Wall Street Journal reports.
SOM proposed constructing a halo suspended between two new office buildings that would move up and down and give visitors a view of the city from different heights.
WXY Architecture created a design for an elevated pedestrian walkway on the Park Avenue Viaduct featuring a glass bottom and seasonal plantings.
Foster + Partners proposed a pedestrian plaza on Vanderbilt Avenue, increasing the heights of the pedestrian tunnels and creating more open, visible entrances to the terminal.