Featured Project: Transmitter Park, Brooklyn

LiRo provided resident engineering and inspection services for the construction of a new 1.6-acre waterfront park adjacent to Kent Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The site contains two abandoned ferry slips, and a building that served as a transmission facility for WNYC radio for over 50 years between 1936 and 1990. The development of the park has transformed this disused industrial site into an inviting green public space.

The park design includes a children's play area with a water feature, and privacy plantings at the perimeter to screen the adjacent buildings. A sweeping lawn leads from the park entrance down a gentle slope to the water front, which is edged with an undulating pathway to enable visitors to fully experience the dramatic views of the Manhattan skyline and the adjacent new landscape. The path bridges over the former ferry slips, which have been transformed with the installation of wetland and native grass plantings. Biofiltration areas have been incorporated into the landscape, to naturally filter urban stormwater. At the northern edge of the park, a dramatic pedestrian pier extends into the water, enabling visitors to expand their interaction with the site. Future plans for the park include the conversion of the former transmission building into a waterfront café.

Services Provided

Resident/ Construction Engineering & Inspection

Key Facts

Location
Greenpoint, NY

Client
New York City Economic Development Corporation

Architect
AECOM