The Crater is an underground ferry terminal and transit hub on the Lower East Side. It occupies a new space in the city - the space between Subway and ferry, ground and river, public and private.
I wanted to integrate the density and storefront culture of The Lower East Side into a piece of urban infrastructure. I wanted to more fully integrate commercial activity with the infrastructural city. By extending the existing subway platform across the site, I link the subway to the new East River Canal and terminal. This extended platform serves multiple transit modes, performs as a public space and creates income for the city and adjacent building owners.
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The studio will focus on a site known as the Delancey Underground, an unused trolley terminal beneath Delancey Street at the base of the Williamsburg Bridge, that is speculated to become a subterranean public park, nicknamed the 'LowLine.'
Juergen Mayer H.
The founder and principal of the crossdisciplinairy studio, Jürgen Mayer H. Architekten. He studied at Stuttgart University, The Cooper Union and Princeton Universtiy. His work has been published and exhibited worldwide and is part of numerous collections including MoMA New York and SF MoMA.
MARC KUSHNER, AIA, worked for J Mayer H Architects in Berlin and Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis (LTL) in New York City before cofounding HWKN and Architizer. Since graduating from Harvard's Graduate School of Design in 2004, Marc has co-taught advanced architecture studios at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation with Juergen Mayer and Marc Tsurumaki, as well as a summer studio at Parsons.
An architect, Ben is a founding member and contributor of Reality Cues, a virtual collective concerned with addressing architecture in a new digital and interactive/social medium. Among his many contributions are GraffitiLab, a research project investigating architecture in the medium of popular culture and @Archistophanes, a persona invented to address the role of the architect as a social being.