An architect wants to prettify the ugliness that we know as the West Side Highway.
Laurence Tamaccio, who lives on Riverside Boulevard, has presented a plan to install vines on the highway’s pillars between 61st and 72nd Street and add waterfalls in some areas. He created a video presentation about his idea, which we’ve posted below. He’s been meeting with community leaders and politicians and is working to start a nonprofit to run the project. He also wants to open a cafe in the park that would help fund the project.
There have been other ideas to deal with the highway, including plans to submerge it underground. Flooding from Hurricane Sandy could put those plans on hold however, Tamaccio told New York Press.
Check out the video below and go here to sign the petition.