Paul Rudolph, Perspective rendering of vertical housing elements at the approach to the Williamsburg Bridge, 1970.
Brown ink on paper, 29 x 30 inches.*

Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, The Cooper Union
October 1 – November 14, 2010

The Lower Manhattan Expressway (LME) was first conceived by “master builder” Robert Moses in the late 1930s as an expressway running across Lower Manhattan. The idea was revisited by architect Paul Rudolph in 1967 when the Ford Foundation commissioned a study of the project. Had it been constructed, this major urban design plan would have transformed New York City’s topography and infrastructure.

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