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The Seasonal Fir Tree Take-Over of New York City

  • Author(s): Saphan, LinDa
  • Cabrera, Kevin
  • et al.
Abstract

The verticality in New York City can be observed through the erection not only of constructions made by the tree sellers for their stands but also through the sprouting of tall fir trees all over the city. For one month, New York City is no longer just a mineral environment of granite and stone but one of vegetation that takes over the city. The use of the sidewalks by tree sellers shifts the urban morphology, temporarily creating a new urban space where pedestrians can look up and around instead of pass through.

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