Eddy Gate, one of Collegetown’s most historic landmarks, has not received much attention since its construction in 1896. Despite its central location in the heart of the Cornell-Collegetown area, plans for the space have stalled, leaving Eddy Gate to be underutilized and underappreciated.
The Campus Planning Office is working with Design Connect to change that. Using tactical urbanist principles, the Eddy Gate team will temporarily transform the urban fabric of the space from thoroughfare to public plaza. The project will reimagine the purpose of Eddy Gate, exchanging the mundane for the whimsical, and the absence of street life to the celebration of it.
Though this temporary intervention, the team hopes to generate public support and ideas that will inspire a more permanent improvement to the Eddy Gate passageway.