Building of the Day: Hunter’s Point South Waterfront
Oct 07, 2020
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2020-10-07 13:00:002020-10-07 14:00:00America/New_YorkBuilding of the Day: Hunter’s Point South Waterfront*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will
Oct 07, 2020
Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto.
10/7/20, 1pm - 2pm
*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.*
This event is part of Archtober’s virtual Building of the Day program series.
Join us for a virtual tour of Hunter’s Point South. The Hunter’s Point South is a new model for waterfront resilience, with a “soft” approach to protecting the water’s edge from 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.
Co-designed by: SWA/Balsley and WEISS/MANFREDI Prime Consultant and Infrastructure Designer: ARUP
This event is free! But please consider a supporting Archtober, NYC’s annual architecture and design month celebrating the rich cultural and architectural history of the city.
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