Kai-Uwe Bergman details BIG U – the second phase of the City’s LMCR project.


“The project is landscape architecture as public realm, design as policy, and urban planning on an architectural level,” said Kai-Uwe Bergmann, partner at BIG. In concert with heavy-duty resilience measures, the LMCR project, he said, aims to improve access to the waterfront and augment green space in the neighborhoods it will traverse. The 3.5-mile-long project will extend from the northern portion of Battery Park City to the Lower East Side’s Montgomery Street to pick up where its sister initiative, the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project, leaves off.


Read more: What’s New With the BIG U?, Architect’s Newspaper

Further reading:

The BIG U, Rebuild By Design

The BIG U: BIG’s New York City Vision for “Rebuild by Design”, ArchDaily

HUD: The BIG U, BIG Architects