Urban Spine: Re-Imagining Jersey City's Harsimus Stem Embankment

Thursday, May 5, 2 to 5 pm NOTE: CHANGE OF VENUE

Urban Spine: Re-Imagining Jersey City’s Harsimus Stem Embankment
Thursday, May 5, 2:00 - 5 pm, Village West Gallery, 331 Newark Ave, Jersey City 07302

Architecture and Landscape Architecture students from two New Jersey institutions will address the challenges and opportunities of urban growth by re-imagining a public future for the Harsimus Branch Embankment.

Students from New Jersey Institute of Technology College of Architecture and Rutgers University Masters of Landscape Architecture will display approximately ten different proposals, with scaled models of each proposal fitted to a large site model. Their proposals will be critiqued by guest architects, landscape architects, city planners, members of the Embankment Preservation Coalition, and others. The public is invited to join the discussion.

The work is the result of collaborative workshops run by NJIT professors Sean A. Gallagher of Diller, Scofidio + Renfro, designers of the High Line in Manhattan; Simon McGown, a partner of Co-Office, and Rutgers Professor Frank Gallagher of Gallagher Green.

After the session at Village West Gallery, the exhibit will be moved to the windows at the Jersey City Art School, 29 McWilliams Place, Jersey City 07302, for public viewing over the weekend.