New York‘s Curious ‘Top Ten Designs’ Picks

New York has just rolled out their picks for “The Top Ten Designs” for architectural greatness delivered in 2008. Though we have to say that they’ve made some interesting decisions. Some are still in the process of being built, like Herzog & de Meuron‘s 56 Leonard Street (which we were talking about just a little while ago), some were built and unveiled last year, like the Bronx County Hall of Justice, and some have been followed around by a plague of problems, like their top selection, the yet-finished World Trade Center Memorial and Museum. So it’s odd to see a list of “these might have the potential to be really great” picks mixed with “these are great from a little while back” selections. Still, we were happy that the good people at Work landed a spot with their Public Farm 1 project over the summer and that CityRacks also got a nice nod.