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Extensive Highway Park Concepts

BIG Proposes a Public Park for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

— April 11, 2019 — Eco
Bjarke Ingels Group — or BIG for short, proposes a sizable highway park for the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood in New York City. The development will cover a part of a subterranean roadway and it will surely be beneficial to the public as it will offer them a total of 538,195 square feet of greenery.

The highway park is proposed as the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway is in "dire need of replacement." Hence, BIG takes this opportunity to add more recreational areas in the city which will ultimately boost morale. In addition, the proposal is rooted in history as well. With the highway park, Bjarke Ingels Group wanted to bring back a time when "city and river interlaced seamlessly, prior to construction of the highway."

With this proposal, BIG looks toward the multi-function of spaces.
Trend Themes
1. Highway Park Development - The trend of creating parks and recreational spaces on highways presents disruptive innovation opportunities for urban planning and infrastructure development.
2. Revitalization of Urban Highways - The trend of revitalizing urban highways through park proposals offers disruptive innovation opportunities for improving infrastructure aesthetics and public well-being.
3. Integration of Greenery in Transportation Networks - The trend of integrating greenery into transportation networks, such as highways, presents disruptive innovation opportunities for sustainable urban planning and environmental conservation.
Industry Implications
1. Urban Planning - The urban planning industry can explore innovative strategies to incorporate highway parks into urban landscapes, creating more attractive and environmentally-friendly cities.
2. Infrastructure Development - The infrastructure development industry can tap into the potential of highway park proposals to re-imagine and enhance urban transportation networks with integrated green spaces.
3. Sustainable Architecture - The sustainable architecture industry can contribute to the design and construction of highway parks, combining functional transportation infrastructure with nature-oriented urban environments.
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