Gateway to Chinatown by Kwong Von Glinow

            <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Manhattan&rsquo;s Chinatown is alone among the major Chinese enclaves in the United States not to have a proper gateway. Labeled an &ldquo;under-utilized area&rdquo; in the 1976 revitalization study, the Canal Street Triangle remains an island more than forty years later, whose unique geometry offers both challenges and opportunities for a new kind of gateway &ndash; one that is a tourist attraction, an urban icon, and most importantly, a place for the communities of Chinatown and its vicinity to gather and enjoy public space. &nbsp;The Chinatown Gateway&rsquo;s design draws upon three core design principles:<br>
Traditional yet Transformative A staple of classical Chinese architecture, the Moon Gate captures lush garden landscapes within its circular frame. Inspired by the Moon Gate’s duality as gateway and window, we are inspired to reimagine the Chinatown Gateway as a circular archway. Standing 48’ tall, this archway greets visitors to Chinatown to a unique circular form - universal symbol of inclusion and harmony...

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