Susan Chin, executive director of Design Trust, addresses press at the public celebration of the first Under the Elevated installation underneath the Manhattan Bridge

On June 20th, we celebrated the first prototype for the Under the Elevated project at a joyous public gathering onsite. Already embraced by the local community and visitors, the temporary installation of an interactive community calendar transforms the underpass on Division Street underneath the Manhattan Bridge into a 'gateway' for the neighborhood.

Design Trust's executive director Susan Chin, who briefly highlighted the project's significance and transformative impact, was joined by Chinatown Partnership Executive Wellington Chen, Council Member Margaret Chin's representative Sam Spokony, DOT Assistant Commissioner Wendy Feuer, and NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer

The installation will remain on view through the July 4th weekend. The public can leave comments onsite using the chalkboard and the comment box, and online via email (ute@designtrust.org) and social media #UnderThe Elevated.

Watch and read more about the installation. 

Millions of square feet of usable but neglected space lie beneath the City's elevated infrastructure. When you look at the impact the High Line has made at nearly 300,000 square feet, well, you understand the potential of our 'Under the Elevated' project.

Photos (15)

[close]
Photo: Samuel Lahoz

Page of

Susan Chin, executive director of Design Trust

Photo: Samuel Lahoz

Page of

Wendy Feuer, Assistant Commissioner of Urban Design, Art and Wayfinding at DOT

Photo: Samuel Lahoz

Page of

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer

Photo: Sam Lahoz

Page of

Design Trust Executive Director Susan Chin, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, and DOT Assistant Commissioner Wendy Feuer

Photo: Samuel Lahoz

Page of

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer was presented with the Certificate of Appreciation & Recognition by Chinatown Partnership 

Photo: Sam Lahoz

Page of

Design Trust Project Fellow Chat Travieso, DOT Urban Design Director Neil Gagliardi, Representative from Council Member Margaret Chin's Office, Chinatown Partnership Executive Director Wellington Chen, Design Trust Executive Director Susan Chin

Photo: Sam Lahoz

Page of

Design Trust's Susan Chin and Project Fellow Chat Travieso

Photo: Samuel Lahoz

Page of

Division Street underneath the Manhattan Bridge

Photo: Samuel Lahoz

Page of

Under the Elevated Division Street installation

Photo: Samuel Lahoz

Page of

Under the Elevated Division Street installation

Photo: Samuel Lahoz

Page of

Under the Elevated Division Street Installation

Photo: Samuel Lahoz

Page of

Under the Elevated Division Street Installation

Photo: Samuel Lahoz

Page of

Under the Elevated Division Street installation

Photo: Samuel Lahoz

Page of

Under the Elevated Division Street installation

Photo: Sam Lahoz

Page of

Under the Elevated Division Street Installation

Next
blah
[close]