We have staged architectural design competitions since our founding in 1894. Our design archive is a rich window to a century’s worth of programs that have nurtured generations of architects and urban thinkers. Click around below to view a selection of past programs, or all of our 2,000+ archived objects. If you need more information, please email us at email@example.com.
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The East River: Design Ideas for New York’s Other River