Nodes of Opportunity

Joshua Puppe

ARCH 310, Fall 2014

America, a lively and diverse place, lacks a delicate and valuable admiration of its elderly. This is an unfortunate social deficiency, as age often correlates with expertise and knowledge. The Empire State Building can serve as this catalyst of change. This project strives to improve social inclusion of the elderly by inducing collaborative encounters between brilliant minds at one of America’s most iconic buildings. It will provide ample nodes in which a diverse community comes together under common passions, desires and skill-sets, to allow endless opportunities for a collaborative experience for citizens of New York, young and old.