GENERAL APPROACH There are three primary decisions that underlie our approach to the reconfiguration of the Wyoming

Street right-of-way. These changes create an asymmetrical cross-section for the street in response to its distinctly different sides. We believe that increasing, rather than diminishing, this distinction results in a more interesting, active and varied street: 1) The distance from curb to curb is narrowed. This is achieved by making a wide, elevated path on the east side of Wyoming Street, which includes room for pedestrians and two-way cyclists at the sidewalk level. The result is a physically and perceptually generous multi-modal activity space. The narrower street and raised intersections are safer because they slow traffic, and they provide an uninterrupted surface for wheelchairs, pedestrians and bicycles. The raised surfaces of the intersections can transform into stages during street closures for events. 2) The utilities on the east side of the street are buried by creating a “lighting district.” Omitting the many, crooked power lines creates a more ample space and positions the new lighting fixtures as an integral part of the energy circuit. 3) Parking remains on both sides of the street but is set with permanently marked stalls, rather than alternating sides daily, as is currently the case. The total number of spaces does not decrease; rather, half of the total spaces are located on one side of the street, and half on the other side. This results in a curb line that weaves in and out, allowing the areas without parking spaces to take on other programs such as water collection, tree planting, seating or exercise.

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Though the street is treated asymmetrically, the design coheres through the use of repetitive geometries and patterns that weave across and connect both sides of the street. The zigzagging pattern creates a subtle yet perceptually distinct design language for the length of the street; yet it also emphasizes places for stopping, playing or gathering along the way.

Power UP! is a series of physical and programmatic circuits designed to interweave the cultural, recreational and environmental contexts of the SALT district. Our proposal is focused on crafting surfaces and objects that interact with both body and environment, creating a unique street that interlaces art, exercise and green infrastructure. Our strategy was derived by identifying several important GAPS when considering the neighborhood with respect to its context: lack of heat relief, lack of connectivity, and underutilized resources. In response, we developed a series of CIRCUITS as a means to “close” these gaps. There are three circuits comprised of both two-dimensional patterns and three-dimensional elements that, when interwoven together, have the potential to transform Wyoming Street from an auto-centric, undefined space into a multi-use, multi-modal spine for the SALT district.

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public public pool pool 1/2 mile 1/2 mile 1/4 mile 1/4 mile 1/8 mile 1/8 mile

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Buffalo, NY: 43 Buffalo, NY: 43 may jul New York, NY: 362 aug New York, NY: aug Syracuse, NY:NY:362 30* Buffalo, Syracuse, NY: 30* 43 New York, NY: 362 aug sept Syracuse, NY: fatalities 30* (1,332) Annual heat related 30 50 70 90 sept Annual heat related fatalities (1,332) outnumber fatalities of winter storms, floods, 30 50 70 90 outnumber fatalities of winter storms, floods, lightning strikes, tornadoes combined june sept Annual heat related fatalities (1,332) lightning strikes, tornadoes combined (572).** may jul 70 90 30 50 outnumber fatalities of winter storms, floods, (572).** oct lightning strikes, tornadoes combined Fatalities occur disproportionately in high-risk Buffalo, NY: 43 oct (572) .** Fatalities occur disproportionately in high-risk groups consisting of elderly, homeless, New York, NY: 362 aug oct groups consisting of elderly, homeless, & low-income populations.** Fatalities disproportionately in high-risk Syracuse,occur NY: 30* nov & low-income populations.** groups consisting of elderly, homeless, *inferred from above data nov dec june *inferred from above dataHeat & low-income populations.** ** per EPA Excessive Events dec may jul sept ** per EPA jan nov Annual heat related fatalities (1,332) Excessive Heat Events Guidebook *inferred from above data dec 30 50 70 90 outnumber fatalities of winter storms, floods, Guidebook Buffalo, NY: 43 ** per EPA Excessive Heat Events lightning strikes, tornadoes combined Guidebook New York, aug (572) .** NY: 362 Syracuse, NY: 30* oct Fatalities occur disproportionately in high-risk groups consisting of elderly, homeless, sept Annual heat related fatalities (1,332) & low-income populations.** 30 50 jan nov 70 90 outnumber fatalities of winter storms, floods, precipitation *inferred from above data dec lightning strikes, tornadoes combined precipitation ** per EPA Excessive Heat Events (572) .** precipitation Guidebook
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treasure movie sports music hunt night events treasure movie sports music hunt night events treasure movie sports music hunt night events exercise block spray/ splash sidewalk club party spray/ fixture chalk exercise block splash sidewalk club party fixture chalk exercise block spray/ splash sidewalk club party fixture chalk

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dog cycling skate walking boarding dog cycling skate walking boarding dog cycling skate walking boarding

winter summer winter exercise block spray/ splash sidewalk winter club party fixture chalk

frisbee treasure frisbee hunt frisbee

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Fatalities occur disproportionately in high-risk groups consisting of elderly, homeless, responsive & low-income populations.** responsive patterns responsive patterns*inferred from above data patterns ** per EPA Excessive Heat Events
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winter movie winter sports ice music snow treasure market night carnival rink events forts hunt winter winter ice snow market carnival rink forts winter winter ice snow market carnival rink forts frisbee bike shuffle horse parade board shoes exercise block snow snowspray/ splash sidewalk club party chalk trails maze fixture snow snow trails maze snow snow trails maze

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APS: HEAT RELIEF APS: HEAT GAPS: RELIEF HEAT RELIEF

Cooling circuit: temporal Cooling circuit: Coolingtemporal circuit: temporal

The Westside The Westside has the The lowest Westside has the lowest the lowest tree coverhas in city tree cover tree in city cover in city

Cooling Circuit (temporal) Syracuse is known to be one of the snowiest cities in the United States. But it is also hot. Like New York City or Buffalo, Syracuse’s summers are especially dangerous for the elderly, homeless, and low-income populations who are at a disproportionately higher risk for suffering from heat-related illnesses. This neighborhood has little access to relief from high temperatures. Accordingly, we are proposing a Cooling Circuit comprised of “cool” surfaces that lessen the amount of reflected heat, increased tree cover, and interactive spray features. In addition to these elements, bio-retention of rain water and surfaces that display intermittent patterns – visible only when they GAPS: HEAT RELIEF are wet – are included as part of this circuit.

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bike winter parade carnival

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snow bbq club snow art shows craft art trails maze shows classes bbq club art shows craft art bbq club art shows craft art winter winter ice shows snow classes shows classes market carnival rink forts

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The Westside rain responsive circuit has the lowest connection to Connective new tree connection to Connective tree cover in city to connection Connective Corridor
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walking snow dog butterfly book shoeing garden walking id club club butterfly garden book book butterfly garden club id id clubclub club

community sculpture community community snow sculpture sculpture trails

tree id bean bag summer toss tree bean bag tree idid bean bag

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birdbird feeder sitting sitting feeder winter winter photography bird show feeder winter bird sitting senior sitting show photography show photography stretch club watching butterfly garden book id club club

butterfly garden winter winter id club winter summer

bird sitting senior sitting senior stretch club watching birdbird sitting senior watching stretch watching stretch clubclub
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sculpture carving ice ice ice ice community tree id bean bag sculpture carving sculpture carving sculpture toss
craft shows art classes

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ice sculpture ice carving

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LED strip LED strip LED strip light light connection connection to future to future connection to downtown light connection to future creek walk creek walk
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connection to future creek walk connection to future creek walk connection to future creek walk connection to future creek walk

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flywheel flywheel flywheel energy energy energy storage storage storage

bird senior birdsitting feeder stretch winter sitting club watching show photography

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Energy Circuit (tactile)

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The Near Westside is isolated from the rest of the city. The Energy Circuit, inspiredvacant by the visual lot language of the Connective Corridor, creates linkages that increase connectivity and encourage movement. The design interprets vacant lot the Syrac typeface letters as multiple lines and loops that delineate a multi-use path and encircle spaces where hybrid fixtures – combining exercise and energy production – are located along the street. The circuit GAPS: LOCAL CONNECTIVITY expands beyond Wyoming Street via painted stencils that create a neighborhood-wide path network, encouraging exercise simply through marking ¼-mile increments. This “Walk your Block!” program builds on the neighborhood greenway proposed in the Near Westside Master Plan and, along with improved connectivity to downtown across West Street, will become a much broader “green activity” corridor. Movement is also encouraged through objects that produce energy when activated by people, including flywheels that power LED lighting with pyro-electric infrared sensors.

Walk Your Block!

intermittent painted stencil for 1/4 mile walking circuit multi-use activity circuit

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multi-use activity circuit

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Site 02: phase 2 Wyoming Street- North Block Site 01: Wyoming Street Site Corridor 01: Wyoming Site 01: Street Corridor Wyoming phase 2 StreetSite Corridor 02: Wyoming Street- North Block Site 01: Wyomingphase 2 Street Corridor

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GAPS: LOCAL CONNECTIVITY APS: LOCAL CONNECTIVITY APS: LOCAL CONNECTIVITY

Energy circuit: tactile Energy circuit: tactile Energy circuit: tactile

intermittent painted stencil Walk Your for 1/4 mile walking circuit painted stencil Walk Your intermittent Block! for 1/4 mile walking circuit Walk Your for 1/4 mile walking circuit Block! Block! multi-use activity circuit

intermittent painted stencil

flywheel energy storage

multi-use activity circuit multi-use activity circuit intermittent painted stencil Walk Your for 1/4 mile walking circuit

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Activities & events
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community gardens community community gardens gardens community gardens fertilizer

organic waste organic organic waste waste organic waste

green jobs training green jobs jobs green training training green jobs training compost heat seat jobs compost green training compost heat seat heat seat compost heat seat

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Warming circuit: temporary

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fall/ spring heat seat winter heatnetwork seat network winter heat seat network fall/ spring heat seat fall/ spring heat seat network network winter heat seat network fall/ spring heat seat network winter heat seat network

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Compost heat seat winter distribution scenario

Compost heat seat fall/ spring distribution scenario heat seats: packing pairs

heat seats: gathering groups The Near Westside has approximately 130 vacant green spaces which yields a total area of almost 400,000 s.f. of land. These sites produce about 60 tons of “green debris” (leaf matter and lawn clippings) annually.* 42-- xx gallon compost heat seats can convert in 6-9 months this waste in to a valuable community resources. These compost heat seat features would be overseen as part of the “green-jobs training program.” *C.R. Wilson, Colorado State University, Denver County; and T. Koski, Extension turfgrass specialist, horticulture and landscape architecture. Compost heat seat aggregation options

Compost heat seat summer distribution scenario

Compost heat seat composite distribution scenario

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The Warming Circuit seeks to turn the problem of vacancy into an opportunity by expanding outdoor seasonal activities and building on established green-jobs training programs. This circuit is comprised of “heat seats,” which are pieces of furniture that double as composting repositories for leaf and grass clippings collected from vacant lot maintenance. The decomposing material produces an optimal temperature for creating warmth during outdoor fall and winter activities. LED heat sensors display the internal temperature of the compost on the external surface of the furniture in order to create a warm visual and physical ambiance. This circuit has two lines: one for winter and fall/spring (based on shady areas that need warming) and one for summer (based on proximity to vacant lot leaf/grass clippings). The “heat seats” are distributed more densely along the “Walk Your Block!” demarcations in order to expand seasonal use.

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ACTIVATING ELEMENTS Our design does not distinguish between green infrastructure improvements and street activating elements. Rather, the three circuits are woven together with materials and fixtures that are geared to interact with both body and environment. Our emphasis is on surface treatments that delineate areas of activity and are simultaneously responsive to environmental patterns. Within these surfaces are the interactive fixtures that encourage play, exercise, warming, and cooling. The surfaces are articulated through graphics and textures, but remain simple and unrestricted so that their primary function is to foster appropriation by people who use the space. Responsive Surfaces The horizontal surfaces are treated with various materials to produce patterns that respond to environmental conditions. This includes concrete treated with sealant, producing patterns that are visible when wet; pavers embedded with a snow-melting system, creating a pattern when it snows; weed-control fabric that suppresses growth in some areas, creating planted patterns; furniture that is treated with thermo-chromic paint, which responds to human touch and encourages playful engagement through tactility; and pyro-electric lights, which display changes in temperature. Interactive Fixtures The lines of the energy circuit are produced with a gradient of color that transitions from red to orange (beginning at Marcellus and moving south) and that alternates between two-dimensional painted graphics and three-dimensional objects along its entire length. Red/orange fixtures are movable elements that can be used in a variety of ways for exercise and energy displays, whereas the cooling circuit incorporates fixtures that spray water for play. In key areas, there are fixtures that combine the elements of both the energy and cooling circuits. Recycled Materials We propose using the wood that is being harvested from the city-wide ash tree removal (due to the Emerald Ash Borer) to make many of the interactive fixtures and tree supports using steam-bent ash. Additionally, cuttings from maintaining vacant lots, street trees, and bio-retention features (curb cuts with tree pits and rain-gardens) can be composted within the “heat seats” along the warming circuit. Recycled glass aggregate is used in the concrete, tying into the Connective Corridor.

CHARACTER The idea of a circuit is a means to physically and conceptually link the redesign of Wyoming Street to both existing projects as well as future phases that can expand into the neighborhood. For Wyoming Street to be a further catalyst for change, the physical design must be supported by the social, cultural and economic networks that have already enabled a major transformation of the area. This includes building on regional educational programs such as Save the Rain, to local ones such as the Neighborhood Navigator and the Green Train (GLUE) jobs program. Our proposed circuits tie into these various programs and add additional ones, such as Walk Your Block and Heat Seats, which can be connected to Syracuse’s health, jobs and recycling programs. The design of Wyoming Street should be unconventional; it is not a retail-dominated main street, or a thoroughfare, or a typical residential street. It is distinctive because of its potential to be integrated with the current extension of the Connective Corridor and eventual West Street redesign while remaining, above all, a local street geared toward SALT residents and businesses. Its current and future mixture of programs, and its location at the junction of the Near Westside and downtown, is a fantastic opportunity to transform Wyoming into a singular street for Syracuse. In response, our design fosters a hybrid identity for Wyoming Street. It provides continuity and integration of the entire street with its context, while responding to the distinctive character of each of the five blocks. We achieve this by visually uniting Wyoming Street with the Connective Corridor – matching the red color at its north end – while transforming the color, as well as the function and geometry of the interactive fixtures, in response to what occurs within the adjacent parcels as one moves south along Wyoming Street. This approach avoids treating the street uniformly – a tactic often taken in an attempt to create a well-defined district – yet it still provides a strong visual impression due to the legibility of the colors and patterns, as well as makes an engaging place via elements that invite playful and imaginative exploration. POWER UP! encourages opportunities for people to engage art, movement, and the outdoors by enriching the social space along Wyoming Street. We aspire to give a unique and compelling physical support structure to the incredible work already being done in the SALT district and Near Westside.

Sectional perspective between Fayette Street and Marcellus Street
Raised intersection typical Trees in bio-feature New concrete walk Multi-use activity circuit--glass aggregate topping typical

Bio-feature & overflow inlet at corners of raised intersections typical Exist. sidewalk

Interactive spray features Play/ exercise features 2’x2’ concrete. paver--pattern is only visible when wet or melted by snow melt system Shaded sitting/ play area Multi-use activity circuit--glass aggregate topping typical Play/ exercise feature Painted circuit striping Flush set solar LED lighting in striping near play/ exercise features 18’ Selux ‘Stradex’ light painted to match striping Gravel

Parking area w/ cool paving/ porous paving typical--78 spaces total

Bio-feature for parking stormwater catchment typical

New curb & paving @ parking cut-in Gravel & grass w/ laser cut geotextile substrate

Street tree w/ silva cell in biofeature Cool paving w/ penetrating concrete sealant--pattern appears when wet only Flex area in parking lot for summer events & winter skating rink

Sectional perspective at Marcellus site

Exist. curb & trees

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Painted treatment for “neighborhood greenway” New concrete walk Raised intersection typical Bio-feature w/ overflow inlet Multi-use activity circuit--glass aggregate topping typical

18’ Selux ‘Stradex’ light painted to match striping Multi-use activity circuit--glass aggregate topping typical Bio-feature & overflow inlet at corners of raised intersections typical Exist. curb & trees Cool paving w/ penetrating concrete sealant--pattern appears when wet only Play/ exercise feature Gravel community craft/ sculpture garden 2’x2’ concrete pavers 6’ Neoromantico (Landscape Forms) benches Bio-feature for parking stormwater catchment Concrete walk Flush set solar LED lighting in striping near play/ exercise features Painted circuit striping Parking area w/ cool paving/ porous paving typical Work/ demonstration area

Sectional perspective at Otisco site

Gravel & grass w/ laser cut geotextile substrate New curb & paving @ parking cut-in

Espalier trees--custom painted ash support fixtures. Tree care part of “green-jobs training program” Espalier fence--stainless steel training wires attached to existing fence

Street tree w/ silva cell in bio-feature

Site 04: corner of Wyoming and Otisco Street

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Sectional perspective of typical raised intersection
Exist. curb & trees Multi-use activity circuit--glass aggregate topping typical

Gravel w/ accent gravel pattern 6’ Neoromantico (Landscape Forms) benches

Exist. sidewalk

Play/ exercise feature Concrete walk Flush set solar LED lighting in striping near play/ exercise features Painted circuit striping Cool paving w/ penetrating concrete sealant--pattern appears when wet only New street trees 18’ Selux ‘Stradex’ light painted to match striping

New sidewalk

Shaded butterfly garden w/ wildflower landform Play/ exercise features w/ “bird ball” feeders New curb & paving @ parking cut-in New street trees Reconfigured exist. parking lot--not in scope of project

Play/ exercise feature

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Sectional perspective between Fabius and Gifford Street

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Pyro-electric LED temperature: color indexing
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Energy storage battery for LED strip light w/ pyro-electric infrared sensor typ. Thermo-chromic paint w/ UV inhibitor enamel finish--typ. @ all painted fixtures Thermo-chromic paint reacts to body heat

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See-saw kinetic device for vertical motion Energy storage battery for LED strip light w/ pyro-electric infrared sensor typ. Swinging kinetic device for horizontal motion Energy storage battery for LED strip light w/ pyro-electric infrared sensor typ.

Thermo-chromic paint w/UV inhibitor enamel finish--typ. @ all painted fixtures Springboard step kinetic device for vertical motion

Springboard step kinetic device for vertical motion

Thermo-chromic paint w/UV inhibitor enamel finish--typ. @ all painted fixtures Ash wood--5-Axis milled corner pieces only Ash wood--4” x 3” straight cut pieces w/ radius edge typ.

Fly-wheel attachment for energy generation

LED strip light w/ pyro-electric infrared sensor typ. NOTE: All fixtures recovered ash. Painted metal if ash is not available.

Fly-wheel attachment for energy generation

Fly-wheel attachment for energy generation

4” 3”

Compost heat seat temperature: color indexing
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Natural ash w/ enamel finish typ. Ivy training wires--1/2” radius stainless steel cables 1” flush-set eyelet ivy training wire attachments

3/4” perforated aluminum tubing for misting feature

motion sensor activated misting feature

.06 mm thermoformed translucent PLA (polylactic acid biopolymer) corn-based plastic

interior compost cavity is replaceable & separate from chair shell

Overlapping edges for ventilation and accessibility typ. Led lighting w/ heat sensor for color change

Operable hinge for access to compost

Rendering of Wyoming Street during rain event

Rendering of Wyoming Street during summer evening

The Marcellus Street lot is a prominent corner, which is articulated through simple patterns that provide an unrestricted and flexible surface for large gatherings and events. This more open space is framed with the Energy Circuit, which loops from Wyoming Street, along Marcellus, and through the middle of the site. This intimate, densely treed zone provides a spatial, experiential and programmatic contrast to the plaza and creates a transitional zone between the plaza and parking

The snow melt patterns create visual interest in the winter and an opportunity for children to invent snow games. The heat seats provide warmth along Wyoming Street.

Rendering of Marcellus site during summer afternoon

Rendering of Marcellus site during winter afternoon

The Otisco site is prime for linking the Lincoln building and SALT headquarters with a major public space. We propose reorienting the driveway and parking to leave an uninterrupted flow from Wyoming Street into the site through a community craft/ sculpture garden.

The garden is designed to have exterior work space and temporary outdoor exhibits. The vegetation on this site is trained into sculptural forms using bent ash wood support structures and wires for directing the growth of trees and vines.

Rendering of Otisco site during summer afternoon

Rendering of Otisco site during autumn afternoon

The shade trees and benches along Gifford adjacent to the housing should be expanded along Wyoming to become a primary gathering point, especially for residents who live in the towers. We propose removing some of the parking and providing more opportunities for wildlife; in particular plantings that attract songbirds and butterflies. Sculptural elements for birds (feeders) and butterflies (water) can be part of the art /sculpture programs of the neighborhood.

Nojaims is a physical anchor at the south end of Wyoming Street and a social anchor for the neighborhood. There is a great amount of activity in front of the store. We believe the Nojaims renovation can be used to magnify the presence of the Neighborhood Navigator (by opening up to Gifford) as well as provide an expanded area for the exterior display of fresh and seasonal goods.

Rendering of Gifford site with butterfly and bird garden

Rendering of Nojaim Market and Neighborhood Navigator

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