INTERESTING THINGS IN INTERESTING PLACES.
Good design creates a better experience. It’s about how you treat people, rewarding them for getting out of their cars, looking up from their smart phones, and engaging the world around them. Which is why Central Park has set a very high standard for residential, commercial and landscape architecture.
Good design is also proven to add lasting value. Which is why Brookfield Properties (formerly Forest City Enterprises), the urban planner and real estate developer, has included public art as an important part of the design mix. A demonstration of their long-term commitment to the community.
Public art pieces, now numbering 21 (right), add value to the landscape and enhances the experience in the community.
CENTRAL PARK’S PUBLIC ART PROGRAM
The Public Art Master Plan was adopted in early 2005, providing guidelines and inspiration for dynamic public art throughout the community. A public art selection committee of local artists, residents and other community representatives carefully selected the art. The committee evaluated art proposals based on criteria such as artistic excellence, suitability for the site, accessibility and sustainability. (Qualities of Central Park itself.)
A Public Art Advisory Committee selected artwork for placement in carefully chosen locations throughout the 12 neighborhoods. “Public art has not only the opportunity but the responsibility to engage a community,” explains Barbara Neal, public art consultant.
In other words, a world with art is a more interesting world.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Public Art Consultant