This weekend, NYC DOT invited the Uni Project to join a new public space initiative called Shared Streets in Lower Manhattan. For several hours, pedestrians, cyclists, and cars shared the historic streets and motorists were encouraged to drive 5 mph. (This is advanced urban stuff; you can find shared streets over in Europe.) We were pleased to sign on, and we deployed Uni READ and DRAW at two separate locations.
READ spent the day on Wall St in front of Federal Hall, the birthplace of American government. DRAW landed at Bowling Green in front of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). At READ, we curated a special selection of books for this historic location, including shelves dedicated to NMAI, the Skyscraper Museum, the China Institute, and Federal Hall National Memorial. Thanks to all these great partners and NYC DOT!