Part 2: Developments then & now
The UDC researched with housing residents to develop a “Low-Rise High-Density” prototype, of which Marcus Garvey Park Village was the first manifestation. Roosevelt Island was also unique, creating a new-town in-town on the former Welfare Island. Here we juxtapose these two projects’ original plans and photographs with new research and new photo essays that address resident experience thirty years later. This section of the exhibition also features a film of present-day interviews with UDC architects.
Introduction and case studies
2 developments then and now
The current status of housing