Parks and Rides: A Horizontal Skyscraper — Presentation by Architect Roger Sherman and Urban Futurist Greg Lindsay

Roger Sherman, founding principal of Roger Sherman Architecture + Urban Design (RSAUD), designed the Parks and Rides proposal for the Long Island Index’s ParkingPLUS Design Challenge. The RSAUD team designed a super-scaled, family-focused, all-season recreational park in the form of a tipped-over Empire State Building, with alternating levels of parking and other uses, for a 30-acre lot in Ronkonkoma serving a major Long Island Rail Road station and regional airport. Sherman and team member Greg Lindsay, author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next, unveiled their design on January 16, 2014.

More about Ronkonkoma Parks and Rides

See an overview of the design.

Find out more about the Design Proposal.

Read a Q&A with Roger Sherman of RSAUD.

More about ParkingPLUS

Find out about the potential economic benefits of the ParkingPLUS designs.

Read about how to finance parking garages, and why it pays to build them in downtown and train station areas.

Learn more about the ParkingPLUS design challenge.