Location: Brooklyn, NY
Client: Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corp.
Architect: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Photo Credit: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Brooklyn Bridge Park consists of 85 acres of new parkland along 2.8 miles of waterfront edge crossing both the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. The newly developed park will include open playing fields, water recreation, a marina, a safe-water kayak area with floating walkways, playgrounds, and a passive recreation area in restored native habitats. In total, the park will contain 25 acres of pile supported platform (piers-over-water) supported by 12,000 wood piles, as well as 20 acres of warehouse sheds. Paths and walkways will connect the various park elements.
Ysrael A. Seinuk, P.C. is responsible for structural design and design support services during construction for the project. The work includes design of a new 185’-0” long, 10’-0” wide reinforced concrete sound dam structure over the MTA subway lines 2 & 3, a new 225’-0” long pedestrian bridge for the park access, modifications of the existing warehouses at the piers for multiuse recreation fields, and structural design for the facilities at the playground areas and other areas of the 85 acres new park.