The Granary District

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Turn On The Lights

Neighborhoods all over Athens, Greece have turned into dead urban spaces. A non-profit organization known as Beforelight, successfully made an impact by transforming Pittaki Street in the Pittaki neighborhood. 

Beforelight gathered old lamps from the area and held an open workshop for locals to repair and…


Added by Lexi Paparo on October 9, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments

Street Installations

Claude Cormier + Associates, a Landscape Architecture + Urban Design firm, designed this street installation in Montreal Canada. The idea was to transform a street primarily used for cars into a pedestrian only passage. 

Temporary Overlay Markers (the same markers used to define temporary lanes on highways) are arranged in a regular grid to mimic a carpet of…


Added by Lexi Paparo on October 1, 2013 at 2:24pm — No Comments

John Jacob Astor Competition

Granary Row has recently been submitted into the John Jacob Astor Competition for creative retail space! 

Please support all efforts that have been taken to make Granary Row happen by voting each day at:…


Added by Lexi Paparo on September 27, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments

PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) day is an annual and global event that was first initiated in 2005 by the art and design studio Rebar from San Francisco. The idea is to convert single metered parking spaces into temporary public open spaces. By paying the meter for a two hour parking space, artists and designers…


Added by Lexi Paparo on September 18, 2013 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Follow The Food

Abandoned buildings, like the above Eastern Pumping Station in Baltimore, are perfect opportunities for innovation. This abandoned building is about to be re-purposed and transformed into the…


Added by Lexi Paparo on August 15, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Add a Brewery, Transform a District

Breweries not only bring people together, but they significantly change the vibe of a neighborhood or district. The Uinta Beer Garden is one of the main attractions of Granary Row. What if we could take the Beer Garden to the next level?

Imagine if one of the vacant buildings in the Granary District became the new host to a local…


Added by Lexi Paparo on August 9, 2013 at 5:39pm — No Comments

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