by Jessica Sheridan Assoc. AIA LEED AP
Crain’s New York asked several architects and other public figures to share their thoughts about how to make NYC “better, smarter stronger, wealthier and maybe, just maybe, a little friendlier.” Contributors include Paul Katz, FAIA, president, Kohn Pedersen Fox; Stanton Eckstut, FAIA, founding principal, Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn; Dan Kaplan, AIA, and Mark Strauss, FAIA, senior partners, FXFOWLE Architects; and Richard Olcott, FAIA, partner, Ennead Architects (formerly Polshek Partnership Architects). Suggestions range from far-out (building a posh gambling resort on Governors Island) to modest (adding ferry stops for commuters from nearby communities). View all of these visionary ideas in a slide show essay format.