Second Prize: “Civic Hub” by Javier Salinas, AIA:

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The “Civic Hub” would add a glass event space inside the pavilion, the towers would become a library and a community resource center, and a sculpture/fitness garden and toddler playground would be added to the grounds. The community is the focus of this proposal, with multi-purposes spaces that would host public programs. Shuttles would bring residents from the local community and senior centers would provide additional access to the Civic Hub. The idea here is to use the site to support and expand New York State Parks programming.