Lincoln Center urban renewal seems like a force pushed down into a neighborhood, that causes a major displacement of the people – the poorer residents are just forced to move into neighborhoods already stuffed to the brim with these issues. Battery Park, in contrast, was developed from scratch; this design was worked on as the land on the coast of Manhattan was being filled to extend the land further. Though the original concept never came to fruition, as it was considered impractical, this placement rather than displacement is a much more soothing action. The design of battery park is integrated into the surroundings, extending the streets and avenues down into the park. Despite the fact that Lincoln Center is also inside of the grid of the city, I will not label it as integrated, as it had not taken into account the lots and the homes of the people living there already.
The current spatial experience of the Tower in the Park feels like a waste of space; that is, when focusing on the projects in new york city – the housing structure, vesus the surrounding greenspace – seems like there is no point to it in the first place. Greenspace should be use as leisure and play; but caging the grass presents a clear idea. I dont think this is a design option; this seems like a more political issue, rather than architecture. The urbanism of Battery Park seems more amusing; and the parks rolled out between apartment buildings are smaller, but more accessible. Creating extra park space right on the waterfront for anyone to access is very successful from my point of view.