The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway is in need of an integrated approach that incorporates both immediate action to avoid catastrophic collapse and the longer-term reconstruction of the corridor as a whole. Current plans focus only on short-term rebuilding of the city-controlled 1.5 miles adjacent to Brooklyn Bridge Park. This panel will examine these plans in terms of their larger context—the need to evaluate alternatives for the state-controlled and outmoded expressway that divides and impacts adjacent communities.
Matthew Bremer, AIA, 2023 AIANY President, Founder and Director of AiF
John Schuyler, AIA, Partner, FXCollaborative; Co-Chair, AIANY Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
Antonio Reynoso, Borough President of Brooklyn
History of BQE:
Allen Swerdlowe, FAIA, Principal, d7architects
Susannah C. Drake, FAIA, FASLA, Principal Sasaki, Founder DLANDstudio
Michael Kimmelman, Architecture Critic, The New York Times
Raju Mann, PE, Associate Principal, Arup
Sam Schwartz, PE, Founder, Sam Schwartz Pedestrian Traffic Management Services, Inc.
Ernie Hutton, FAICP, Assoc. AIA, Principal, Hutton Associates