The Arena Plaza design explored the possibility of linking, by means of a publicly accessible urban landscape, two important civic features of Newark; the Newark Penn Rail Station and the Prudential Center arena. The design proposed to incorporate open lots and an abandoned railroad structure to utilize long neglected urban space into the city’s vital evolving center and to emphasize the city’s important historic heritage. The proposed park fronts the Prudential Center with levels containing commercial space, parking and recreational landscaping. It both references and incorporates components of the existing industrial elevated railroad bridges and ramparts of the McCarter Highway.

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