One of the neighborhood parks here in Auckland, New Zealand have done some pretty interesting things with buildings slated for demolition.
In Western Park (Te Rimu Tahi) right off of Ponsonby Road, designers planted the remains of discarded stoic buildings right into the earth.
It's an interesting idea for a park, but also a keen concept for Youngstown, as many beautiful buildings in the Yo have been removed in the past to make space for parking lots or newer structures.
Even though in Youngstown we should preserve in their present location (and illuminate) the facades of some buildings (see Kress Building, State Theater, and Paramount Theater, for examples), there may be an opportunity to recycle other structures for what we see here in New Zealand.
There are other little aspects of this park which we can even use in the redesign of Wick Park.
check out this disposal site for doggy doo:
and this stone mosaic, welcoming visitors at one entrance:
stay tuned for more stories in the future on other examples of urban design in New Zealand.
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