Inspiration comes in many forms. The associates of OMNIA Group Architecture waltzed through some of the different views of New York City's booming architectural construction activity. The trip began with a walk on the Highline, a public park owned by the city of New York, maintained by a volunteer organization. The elevated walkway is built on a historic freight elevated rail line, overlooking the streets on Manhattan's West Side. It spans Gansevoort Street into the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenue.
The group continued walking through the Chelsea Market, into the meatpacking district, followed by a fabulous Architectural boat trip sponsored by the AIA of New York. We circumnavigated the island of Manhattan, exploring "recent and innovative skyscrapers, residential "Starchiture", enduring Art Deco and Beaux Arts icons as well as waterfront parks and infrastructure". The latest construction featured the evolving waterfronts of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.
Part of the OMNIA philosophy wraps around the inspiration of creativity. Touring the residential, commercial and retail architecture of New York City provided a warm, visual and stimulating day for all.