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Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge holds a special place in our collective imagination—but that iconic status comes at a cost. Thousands of pedestrians and cyclists cross the bridge every day, and at peak hours the walkway is crammed, uncomfortable, and sometimes unsafe.

In collaboration with the New York City Council, we’ve launched Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, a design competition to rethink the bridge’s walkway and spark a new conversation about the possibilities for our public infrastructure. We’re seeking creative, unconventional designs that respect and enhance the bridge’s landmark status, think inclusively about mobility and access, and accommodate commuters, visitors, and vendors. The competition is open to all, and finalists will receive up to $13,000 to develop their designs.

Submissions now open! Proposals due by April 5, 2020.