Sunset Park

Design installation launched under Gowanus Expressway

May 21, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Stretch of the Gowanus Expressway. © 2018 Google

An art and landscaping installation known as El-Space, under the Gowanus Expressway at 36th Street and Third Avenue, adjacent to Industry City, was unveiled on Thursday. It incorporates the brightly-painted pillars of the elevated expressway itself, plantings, drainage pipes and more. “It’s the product of a five-year, critical exploration in how New York City can better activate the forgotten, unfriendly spaces beneath aging elevated infrastructure,” said Untapped Cities. El-Space, an initiative of the Design Trust for Public Space, was designed with input from the local community, including students from Sunset Park High School, and was built with the support of the NYC Department of Transportation, Industry City and other entities, Untapped Cities says.

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