Current Design

As of March 7, 2017, the following renderings portray the very latest concept for Zero Place.  Please scroll below for a list of major modifications/updates on the project.

Current Zero Place Design - rendering from the north.  Notice the robust landscaping that acts as a visual screen for the parking lot and car headlights, as well as a clear separation of the lot from the adjacent pedestrian sidewalk.  The extensive tree line along and within the sidewalk of Zero Place helps to break up the visual mass of the building while providing pedestrian shading.

Current Zero Place Design - rendering from the north.  Notice the robust landscaping that acts as a visual screen for the parking lot and car headlights, as well as a clear separation of the lot from the adjacent pedestrian sidewalk.  The extensive tree line along and within the sidewalk of Zero Place helps to break up the visual mass of the building while providing pedestrian shading.

Perhaps the most important new rendering, this view of the "Mulberry Plaza" highlights many new features of Zero Place.  See the public gathering space with permeable pavers, benches, sitting wall and circular bench around the central shade tree.  Notice the main entry way into the center of the retail space on the south side of the building, providing easy access for disabled visitors as well as bikers and pedestrians from the neighboring rail trail. With the addition of a public sculpture space surrounded by a sitting wall, this area along Mulberry Street is certain to draw many back to this largely neglected part of town.

Perhaps the most important new rendering, this view of the "Mulberry Plaza" highlights many new features of Zero Place.  See the public gathering space with permeable pavers, benches, sitting wall and circular bench around the central shade tree.  Notice the main entry way into the center of the retail space on the south side of the building, providing easy access for disabled visitors as well as bikers and pedestrians from the neighboring rail trail. With the addition of a public sculpture space surrounded by a sitting wall, this area along Mulberry Street is certain to draw many back to this largely neglected part of town.

This view of the Mulberry Plaza as well as the 32N streetscape demonstrate the connectivity that pedestrians and bicyclists will experience as they move around Zero Place along the wide sidewalks and 6-foot bike lanes.  At 6 feet in width, these bike lanes exceed the NYSDOT standard (5 feet), ensuring that Zero Place bicycle visitors will have the very highest levels of public safety.

This view of the Mulberry Plaza as well as the 32N streetscape demonstrate the connectivity that pedestrians and bicyclists will experience as they move around Zero Place along the wide sidewalks and 6-foot bike lanes.  At 6 feet in width, these bike lanes exceed the NYSDOT standard (5 feet), ensuring that Zero Place bicycle visitors will have the very highest levels of public safety.

Current Zero Place Design - rendering from the southeast.

Current Zero Place Design - rendering from the southeast.

 

Design Changes

 

Local/Regional Study - Inspiration for new design variations (8 June 2016)

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Download the Design Variations Here

Click on the slides below to see a slide-by-slide, detailed visual analysis of Zero Place.