It is apparent to anyone walking the streets of New York how much the city has lost as a result of the pandemic. This is most striking on the street level, where once bustling storefronts are scarred with ‘For Rent’ signs or boarded windows, and previously vibrant neighborhoods are devoid of the energy that once fueled the city.
But with this challenge comes the opportunity to rebuild New York City, and cities around the world, better than before. Spectorgroup, whose own NYC offices sit on the second floor of 34th Street and Madison Avenue, challenged its employees to take this opportunity to reimagine the city we call home to inspire and energize others. If anything, the pandemic has forced everyone to reconsider the values that as a society we may have taken for granted. Our design and creativity are inspired by these values, focusing on wellness, sustainability, connectivity and community, supporting local economies and the way we work.
It’s time to reimagine New York City’s neighborhoods – from the ground up.