Work | PLANNING/URBAN DESIGN | Battery Park City

Location:  New York City, NY

Built on empty land-fill from the excavation of the World Trade Centers in the 1970s, the 18 million sf Battery Park City is today a premier waterfront destination. The Master Plan proposed two then-radical concepts: 1) extension of the adjacent street grid across the site creating a normalized development pattern while discouraging through traffic; and 2) an open space system with a continuous esplanade, commercial plaza, and neighborhood parks with walkways connecting them to one another and the city. These pedestrian connections and three nearby transit stations a self-contained walkable community at the foot of Manhattan and has become the prototype for waterfront development world-wide. Project is an award winner. 

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