Marc Blane

Rubble Reconstruction Company

OVERVIEW:

New York City, 1979: Many neighborhoods have been demolished. As a result, rubble is available in plentiful quantities. The need for new recreational space in these urban neighborhoods is self-evident. In addition, one must reestablish a positive relationship to the passage of time.

PROPOSAL:

Form a construction company and build a Rubble Sundial surrounded by a green park in the South Bronx. The Rubble Reconstruction Company will reconstruct recreational architecture using the rubble rough fragments of stone, brick, concrete, and tile (the masonry debris that results from the demolition of old buildings) that is readily available in these neighborhoods.

In addition, our company has developed a masonry curriculum to teach basic building and construction techniques, using rubble. One of the goals of this project is to provide jobs and teach contemporary and classical masonry building techniques to residents living in a community of high unemployment.

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Rubble Sundial

Rubble Building Materials

Pillar Park and Rubble Sundial

Rubble Sundial: elevation

Pillar Park: site plan

Rubble Park & Rubble Obelisk

Rubble Obelisk: elevation

Rubble Park: site plan