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Meet the Makers: Vertical Urban Factory


vertical urban factory

What is vertical urban manufacturing?

In the fifth and final episode of our Meet the Makers podcast series, Miquela Craytor, director of NYCEDC's Industrial Desk, sits down with Nina Rappaport, Director of Publications at Yale School of Architecture, to answer this question and more about the future of the multi-storied factory.


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As an architectural critic, writer, and historian, Nina developed an interest in how factories are designed for the worker while living in Europe. Her traveling exhibit, The Vertical Urban Factory, explores historic and contemporary concepts for the design of vertical manufacturing and its architectural possibilities. 

Listen to Miquela and Nina discuss how cities can make manufacturing a more visible part of the urban streetscape.

Meet the Makers is a podcast series that shares the stories of manufacturers who live and work right here in NYC. Find all of our other Meet the Maker podcasts here



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