Is there no individual topic for the East Midtown Greenway? If not, here we go. If this already exists as part of a broader thread (midtown waterfront esplanade? east river construction? costal resiliency?) feel free to delete.
“The East Midtown Greenway has been underway for the past several years and restarted in October 2020. It is reported to be completed in the fall of 2023, bringing the vision of a continuous 32-mile loop around Manhattan closer to reality.”
Seriously. This project touts coastal resiliency as an objective, but I’m honestly struggling to find what those features are other than this greenway being elevated and unlikely to get flooded. Actual resiliency would be raising the FDR and/or creating this greenway on top of a levee.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m very much in favor of this project as it is.
That’s a good point, I would only be up for a similar design as the WSH because having the “public” space as it is now under the FDR isn’t very welcoming, it would be an enormous undertaking but putting the FDR on street level and adding more land to the side of the island to make greenspace like on WSH would be much better as they could implement a levee in that scenario as well.