WATCH: The insanely ambitious ideas to tackle NYC’s growing population problem

Check out the big proposals from FXFOWLE, Perkins+Will and more

If you’ve been on a subway lately, you know that New York City’s infrastructure is already beyond capacity. And guess what — the population is expected to rise from about 8.2 million to 9 million by 2040.

With that in mind, Crain’s asked 12 architecture, design and real estate firms to conjure some big ideas to deal with the projected crunch.

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Their responses ranged from SLCE Architects suggestion of adding multi-use buildings to underused schoolyards, to Dattner Architects proposal to convert waste-transfer stations into eco-friendly fuel producers.

For a rundown of renderings and details about some of the projects, watch the video above.

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