Reimagining the Waterfront: Manhattan's East River EsplanadeIn 2011, CIVITAS launched Reimagining the Waterfront, an ideas competition to generate dramatic and original concepts for the East River Esplanade between East 60th to 125th Streets. A major success, the international competition received over 90 submissions from designers representing 25 countries. The competition and this exhibition are intended to jumpstart the transformation of the East River waterfront.
About the Exhibition:The exhibition, curated by Andrea Renner, the Museum’s Andrew W. Mellon Post Doctoral Curatorial Fellow, will feature the eight winning proposals as well as historic images of the East River Esplanade and photographs of the site today. It will be on view between June 5 and September 2012.
The competition is sponsored by CIVITAS with U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, NYC Council Members Jessica Lappin and Melissa Mark-Viverito and Co-Sponsors U.S. Congressman Charles. B. Rangel, Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, New York State Senator Liz Krueger, New York State Senator Jose M. Serrano, New York State Assembly Member Micah Z. Kellner, New York State Assembly Member Robert J. Rodriguez, and New York City Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick.
The competition and exhibition were made possible through grants to CIVITAS from NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Council Members Jessica Lappin and Melissa Mark-Viverito, the William and Mary Greve Foundation and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.