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

© Albert Večerka

Architects: Weiss Manfredi, Thomas Balsley Associates
Location: Center Boulevard, Long Island City, NY, USA
Park Designers: , Weiss/Manfredi
Photographs: 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

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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Cite: "Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park / Thomas Balsley Associates + Weiss Manfredi" 17 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 May 2015. <>
  • Croco Dile

    This looks like a good project !

  • Jimena Quiroga

    Because: the increase in population and the steady growth of cities caused the loss of efficiency, mass transit damage makes people prefer independence from the system causing serious traffic problems, an urban city should be a landscape, an attraction Desk, a place then you have to reinvent BOUND, now more than ever in all the prominent areas and that should reign should be green transport should allow growth of other activities (bike in the street), the center should be uncongested to flow ………..