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15 July 2020

Brooklyn Bridge revamp proposals include glass walkways, parks and zero cars

Excerpted from the story in New York Post

A new proposal for revamping the Brooklyn Bridge would replace the span’s wooden promenade with see-through glass.

The design — envisioning a “glass surface above the bridge’s girders,” with more space below for biking, walking and lounging — is just one of several newly-announced finalists in the City Council’s Brooklyn Bridge redesign contest.

Another finalist would expand the walkway with “planks sustainably sourced from a partner community in Guatemala that protects a 200,000-acre rainforest,” and place parks on the Manhattan and Brooklyn sides of the bridge, according to the Van Alen Institute, which co-sponsored the competition with City Council Speaker Corey Johnson.