Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Airing ideas

  • Comment

Cedric Price's competition design, 'A lung for Manhattan', may not have won the prize (Peter Eisenman nabbed $100,000), but his scheme has found much favour in the city. New York Times architecture correspondent Herbert Muschamp describes the plan for a giant open park between Penn Station and the Hudson River as 'a gem', which 'reaches beyond the formal qualities of architecture to deal with the quality of urban life . . .No urban bone-crunching. No high-tech structural callisthenics.

No hay to be made. Just a light dusting of glass frosting and breeze blowing from the river.

Just a place for the city to breathe.' Muschamp liked the sketches that looked 'as if they could have been dashed off on napkins between sips of claret'.

Surely not.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.