13. Launch of the New El-Space in Long Island City
Rendering courtesy NYCDOT
As part of NYCxDESIGN this year, The Design Trust for Public Space and NYC Department of Transportation will install their latest El-Space pilot installation in Long Island City (following up last year’s pilot in Sunset Park that is still in place).
Untapped Cities Insiders are invited to join the launch of of this latest installation with a conversation and visit to El-Space in Long Island City. At this event, which is part of NYCxDesign, Insiders will get a sneak peek at the latest pilot installation and preview the planning framework which will apply to millions of square feet of El-Space across the five boroughs. El-Space is “the first comprehensive approach in the nation to create a more hospitable pedestrian experience, greater environmental resilience, and enhanced lighting beneath and adjacent to elevated transportation infrastructure citywide.” The goals of The El-Space project are to “improve pedestrian mobility and safety, foster environmental health, and link neighborhoods to jobs and amenities.”