Multiculturalism in Architecture

Julie Reynolds

ARCH 310, Fall 2014

New York City is where you can meet the world in one place. Residents and visitors bring the richness of multiculturalism from all over the world. However, many issues and inconveniences exist for those whose first language is not English, especially those elderly residents. We can learn a lot by interacting with people from various backgrounds, but foreign-born elderly citizens also need a place where they can call “home.” This new design for the elderly’s hub in the Empire State Building will embrace the richness of multiculturalism in Manhattan and at the same time provide spaces and facilities where residents can live comfortably.