Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park, Phase II

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Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park, Phase II

Recently opened to the public, Phase II of Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park transforms 5.5 acres of abandoned industrial landscape into a new waterfront park. The park is a design collaboration between SWA/Balsley and WEISS/MANFREDI with Arup as consulting engineers. Phase II expands the park south to Newtown Creek and completes the full vision of Hunter's Point South Park, resulting in nearly 11 acres of a continuous waterfront park. The park offers places of retreat and invites intimate connections with nature at the water's edge, complementing active recreation spaces in the Phase I park. Hunters Point Park initiated one of New York's most ambitious, complex developments in decades, which also includes 5000 units of affordable housing, two schools, and an expanded ferry stop.

The park is also a new model for waterfront resilience, with a "soft" approach to protecting the water's edge from rising floodwaters. A continuous meandering causeway, elevated slightly above the river, offers a walk along the river's edge and protects nearly 1.5 acres of newly established wetlands. The design also leverages the site's dramatic topography with a shaded grassy promontory, a new island reached by a pedestrian bridge, a kayak launch, exercise and picnic terraces, a collection of intimate "break-out" lounges off the pathways, and a dramatic cantilevered overlook that hovers above the wetland and offers panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline.

The design re-establishes the site's former marshland identity and introduces a resilient, multi-layered recreational and cultural destination, bringing the city to the park and the park to the waterfront.

Location: Queens, New York
Year: 2018

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