Olmsted Walk - a historic template

 

Using the Olmsted Walk and the service courts as a historic template, this plan preserves a significant proportion of the site’s unique vaults, and the green roof.  This plan proposes that an urban farm atop the green roof, while the vaults be repurposed as a bazaar-style shopping venue and community recreation center. Interpretive elements include the preservation of a working cell to demonstrate the original slow sand filtration process and the creation of an urban beach that daylights a below-ground creek for recreation and water management.

 

 

historic plan

olmsted walk