Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Steel Cloud proposal by Asymptote was once called the "horizontal Statue of Liberty". Designed to be a monument to immigration on the west coast, it fills the void, created by Los Angeles freeway.
In attempts to recreate statement of such magnitude in the given context of Streetsboro, the concept was readapted with the consideration of creating an island of density, rather than stitching the void. Different modes of interactions made possible by allowing Rt.14 to follow such construct were interrogated.
The main focus is to create a connection across the busy route as well as to facilitate axial movement. The district generated by the program of the Cloud "landing" and "spilling" in the valley devoid of heavy transit movement should allow to readjust scales of city block and circulation along the pass.

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