City Maintenance examines how New York City’s low-profile service buildings could be constructed to maintain the city in an expanded way addressing culture, community organizing and events. Rather than the typical masonry buildings, City Maintenance envisions a hybrid of a garden-gallery-storage building that provides space for both utilitarian and cultural services. The project uses an all wood structural system, steel groundscrew foundations and an ultralight polycarbonate and fabric facade. The building’s character is as a diaphanous prism sitting on an open plinth, open and closed simultaneously.