Following up on the feedback from Tuesday I thought about the field trip and the journey made to Coney Island. You all had a long journey to reach destination. I then thought about the potential users of the Museum where they would come from and their journeys. I did a quick sketch of the boroughs and the routes available to them and thought of the Museum being a testing ground for Architects and what elements of the journey impact the research.
Voids within the Boroughs, or sites up for development along the routes, offer potential for stages and/or sites to be tested. I aim to gather views of these.
I carried out a sketch model (still in process) to gain a better understanding of Manhattan and other boroughs connectivity to Coney Island and how that may help me to develop the project.
The routes of the subway and highline all finish at Stilwell Avenue, the extended link would be to the Museum.
I plan to use the sketch model as a tool to develop the idea of integrating the concept and technology of the roller coaster, along with the varying views and scale, in the form of a contemporary museum.
Thus allowing Manhattan to once again embrace what reality can be.