Gallery: Jagged Chunks of Sidewalk Reused to Create Unique Median for Q...

"As a part of the Queens Plaza Project’s efforts to encourage new functions and perceptions of the infrastructural landscape, the reused concrete medians redefine the functional, material and aesthetic performances of a typical roadway feature," writes WRT of their design.

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  1. Corinne May 7, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Great idea for recycle, and reuse, and very important for our environment. It is attractive with the greenery interspersed (if people would see that picture). As for slobs that trash our environment fine them heavily – they will stop it.

  2. ottawan December 4, 2013 at 12:05 am

    What the…? I was positive those were old tombstones! NOT attractive!

  3. debby12 December 3, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Wow. Ugly AND dangerous (to cars and pedestrians). What an unappealing combination.

  4. bbeecc March 6, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I agree with RickiGirl. This looks absolutely hideous. Looks like a war zone. It is amazing that not only did some one come up with this idea, the powers that be had to approve it and sign off on it! This is their idea of a “vibrant green oasis”?

  5. lrolston May 24, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    The design is getting mixed reviews, now that it has been in place for awhile. It seems no one considered the ramifications regarding weather (continuous drenching rain that has waterlogged the deciduous plants)and the ability of the concrete shards to catch and hold garbage deep within its cravasses, much of which is hard to remove manually without injury.

  6. RickiGirl May 17, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    How right you are Neffgirl. I travel the route almost daily…and there is garbage etc… all over the place. In addtion…the area now looks like a large cemetery with horrific headstones. In other words…it looks like hell.

  7. wleatherbee March 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    If the design and execution are creative, energy saving and sustainable, surely the project is worthy of maintenance. Design a graphics program of signs and trash containers urging users to keep their beautiful new streetscape clean by properly disposing of trash, picking up stray trash, and otherwise taking ownership of these improvements.
    William Leatherbee AIA

  8. Neffgirl March 9, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Very nice! (when it’s new); but won’t they trap all kinds of litter and street detritus? Once all that “junk” gets caught between the stones, I think it may look pretty bad.