For my final project I want to explore architecture in Manhattan and Brooklyn, comparing architecture of buildings with architecture of parks and green areas. I will be looking at places like Central Park, Prospect Park, and McCarren Park and comparing those to visually similar or visually different architectural structures. It will be a study of the different ways public space is used, and a look at how people and their use of these spaces affects them over time. For example; an old building with graffiti art, and abandoned building with industrial waste, or a cemetery with grave stones, or a public square with protesters. I will attempt to find congruencies in these spaces and juxtapose them to point out similarities in landscape. What is the difference between a grass field in Central Park to a field of head stones in Green-Wood Cemetery? This will ultimately call attention to the fact that while these public spaces have many uses they are ultimately just landscapes that have been transformed to serve one purpose or another. While changing these landscapes it is important to realize we are responsible for the outcome of our architectural products. We must consider not just the short term repercussions, but the long term outcome of any given structure.