Building of the Day
Building of the Day: Hunter’s Point South Waterfront


Center for Architecture

Wednesday, Oct. 7
1:00pm – 2:00pm


Co-designed by: SWA/Balsley and WEISS/MANFREDI Prime Consultant and Infrastructure Designer: ARUP

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.

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