The Speculation Studio is an opportunity for students in Columbia University's real estate and architecture programs to collaborate and project a future for the city. One widely publicized result was LoLo?a new Lower Manhattan created via a land bridge from lower Manhattan to a densely populated Governors Island. UrbanOmnibus has an interview with Laurie Hawkinson, who directs Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, about The Speculation Studio, how architecture and real estate students collaborate, and the future of big ideas in urban planning.
· The Speculation Studio: Governors Island, The Sixth Borough? [UO]
· Here Now, a Proposal to Connect Governors Island to Manhattan [Curbed]