Iconic Sculpture RFP
Earlier this year, The GDA engaged Local Projects, the renowned experiential design firm, to consider concepts for the future of the Garment District Information Kiosk on Seventh Avenue at 39th Street. The Local Projects multidisciplinary team of tech experts, historians, and designers conducted a concept development workshop with Garment District stakeholders, including GDA staff and board members.
Given that most people now use their phones to access information, the group concluded that the physical kiosk is no longer needed. However, there was unanimous agreement that the kiosk’s beloved button and needle sculpture plays an important role in the neighborhood’s identity and should be retained and celebrated. Accordingly, the group endorsed a concept that calls for the kiosk structure to be removed, and the button and needle sculpture to be enhanced as a district icon, pop art sculpture, and social media destination. Through an RFP, an architect will be selected to refine the concept and create plans for implementation.
All interested parties can find the RFP below.