Join us for a look at the proposals from our Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge finalists in a virtual Design Showdown. Each of the three teams from the Professional category will be on hand to present their designs, while proposals from the Young Adult finalists will be shared via video previews.
During the event, the public and the competition jury will have the chance to offer feedback and criticism for the teams. Each design will also be posted online, and the public can cast votes for their favorite proposals between July 23–30. The winner will be announced in late summer.
Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, our design competition presented in collaboration with the New York City Council, challenges participants to rethink the iconic Brooklyn Bridge walkway. As made even more clear by the pandemic, the design of our streets and shared spaces must be responsive to the present moment and work to correct past injustices. They must foster equitable, accessible, and sustainable transportation options, create a healthy and safe environment for all New Yorkers, and opportunities for small businesses and vendors to flourish.
The Brooklyn Bridge has the potential to serve as a testing ground for designs that serve our communities in need — not just in an imagined, idealistic future — but now. With these considerations at heart, the six finalist proposals are a compelling and optimistic set of ideas for responsive short-term interventions and longer-term, large-scale reconfigurations of the Brooklyn Bridge.