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Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park / Thomas Balsley Associates + Weiss Manfredi

© Albert Večerka
© Albert Večerka
  • Architects: Thomas Balsley Associates, Weiss Manfredi
  • Location: 4-10 Center Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11109, USA
  • Park Designers: Thomas Balsley Associates, Weiss/Manfredi
  • Photographs: Albert Večerka

© Albert Večerka © Albert Večerka © Albert Večerka © Albert Večerka

© Albert Večerka
© Albert Večerka

From the architect. Opening at the end of the summer, Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park is phase one of a larger  master plan that encompasses the transformation of 30 acres of post- industrial waterfront on the  East River in Long Island City and includes the largest affordable housing building project in New  York City since the 1970’s. Surrounded by water on three sides, Hunter’s Point South is a new model  of urban ecology and a laboratory for innovative sustainable design. The park and open space is a  design collaboration between Thomas Balsley Associates and WEISS/MANFREDI with ARUP as the prime  consultant and infrastructure designer.

© Albert Večerka
© Albert Večerka

The site is waterfront and city, gateway and sanctuary, blank slate and pentimento. Design  leverages the site’s industrial heritage and spectacular views to establish a resilient,  multi-layered recreational and cultural destination. Adjacent to a future school and an emerging  residential development of 5,000 permanently affordable units, the park will provide a public front  door and new open spaces for recreation that connect to the surrounding communities. The integrated  design weaves together infrastructure, landscape, and architecture to transform a post-industrial  waterfront  site into new ecological corridors that anticipate the inevitable patterns of flooding  and rising water levels along the East River, transforming Hunter’s Point South into both a new  cultural and ecological paradigm.

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