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NYC Way finding station 01 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com NYC Way finding station 02 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com NYC Way finding station 03 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com NYC Way finding station 04 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com NYC Way finding station 05 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com NYC Way finding station 06 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com NYC Way finding station 07 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com NYC Way finding station 08 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com NYC Way finding station 09 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
NYC Way finding station 01 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com

Diagrammatic model of proposed itinerary through lower Manhattan

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UF
Fall 2005
Instructor M. McGlothclin

This project challenged us to take in the dense urban fabric of New York City, and from it developed a thoughtful and coherent itinerary. Considering the itinerary as more then a linear element, we were urged to take into consideration moments where there are logical brakes or pauses in the itinerary. These brakes which create the need for direction, become the place at which the intervention of the way finding station can take hold.

Being fascinated with the history of New York, the itinerary I developed focused on places and systems unseen by the public, elements of the past, even the forgotten, linking these places above and below the city streets. After developing a sort of 'map' of possible itineraries we focused on the station itself. I choose a small location at the southern tip of the island of manhattan, Bowling Green, that would serve as the primary station, that would introduce the itinerary and act as the threshold for establishing a new connection with the history of the city.

The installation makes use of strong linear moves to emphasize the nature of the itinerary. The use of linear opening to create strong shafts of light on the floor of the installation are designed to assist in guiding pedestrian moment through the structure.

NYC Way finding station 01 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
NYC Way finding station 02 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
NYC Way finding station 03 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
NYC Way finding station 04 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
NYC Way finding station 05 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
NYC Way finding station 06 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
NYC Way finding station 07 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
NYC Way finding station 08 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
NYC Way finding station 09 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com