by W-Architecture | Posted 10/20/2016 3:06 PM
The W team - which includes architects, landscape architects, and urban designers, visited the Edge construction site this morning. Phase I of the Edge was completed in 2011. When Phase II is complete, the park will double in size, have three new piers that extend the waterfront park edge, and will provide stunning views towards Manhattan. Construction on Phase II is slated to be complete next spring; stay tuned for details!
by W-Architecture | Posted 10/19/2016 3:48 PM
W has been working with NYC EDC, NYC ORR, Dewberry, Cooper Robertson, Hatch Mott McDonald, and Hester Street Collaborative on the Red Hook IFPS to analyze how to protect Red Hook from flooding with $100 million. On Thursday, October 14, a public meeting was held to ask the community what the best approach to flood protection would be. The $100 million is the amount provided for the flood system by the Federal Emergency Management System (FEMA) and the Department of Housing (HUD). The community was asked what the design flood elevation should be - protection for a 10-year, 50-year, or 100-year storm? Different design flood elevations require different flood protection systems - likely a combination of walls, berms, and other technologies. The community was also asked how far inland the flood barrier should be placed from the waterfront. The Red Hook IFPS will be done early next year. The city can then move ahead with the design process.
by W-Architecture | Posted 10/18/2016 10:31 AM
We had our first public meeting to help reimagine Crest Lake Park in Clearwater, Florida. Crest Lake Park is a 38-acre park with a mature tree canopy and a beautiful lake at its core. Determining how the park is used and wants to be used is the first step towards revitalization.
by W-Architecture | Posted 10/17/2016 11:30 AM
Over the weekend, W paddled down the Bronx River with the Bronx River Alliance! We had a fantastic time canoeing five miles down the river, and the launch took place at the site of one of our future projects, Shoelace Park. The flotilla was organized and led by the Bronx River Alliance, a nonprofit organization that serves as a coordinated voice for the river and works with agencies and communities to protect, improve, and restore the Bronx River corridor and greenway. The flotilla is held every year for teams that fundraise for the Alliance.
by W-Architecture | Posted 10/12/2016 9:38 AM
W/Civitas' Tampa Riverfront Park is under construction! The site for the community building and boat house has amazing views of the Hillsborough River. There will also be a great lawn that faces the river and a promenade that will bring pedestrians down to the waterfront. The park will be a welcoming place for the community to come together and will connect the city and the public to the river.
by W-Architecture | Posted 10/06/2016 9:41 AM
400 Park Avenue South is a 41-story residential development located on the corner of Park Avenue and 28th Street. The building was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc, Handel Architects, and DeSimone Consulting Engineers; and W designed the open air courtyard and the sky lounge. There will be a 30 minute tour of it on Saturday, October 15 from 2 - 2:30 pm as part of Open House New York, which celebrates the best examples of design and planning throughout the five boroughs for one weekend a year. Reserve your tickets here!