HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum About
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Global Projects & Construction > General Development


Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #61  
Old Posted Aug 11, 2009, 11:41 PM
NYguy's Avatar
NYguy NYguy is offline
New Yorker for life
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Borough of Jersey
Posts: 42,815
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fusey View Post
Agreed. Unless there is a structural problem with those existing buildings they could have been turned into something special.
There probably wasn't the money for it. If it were more profitable to leave those buildings, I'm sure they would have, especially considering the funding issues the development has had.
__________________
NEW YORK heals.

“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #62  
Old Posted Aug 31, 2009, 10:33 PM
NYguy's Avatar
NYguy NYguy is offline
New Yorker for life
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Borough of Jersey
Posts: 42,815
__________________
NEW YORK heals.

“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #63  
Old Posted Sep 11, 2009, 5:13 AM
NYguy's Avatar
NYguy NYguy is offline
New Yorker for life
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Borough of Jersey
Posts: 42,815
__________________
NEW YORK heals.

“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #64  
Old Posted Sep 11, 2009, 4:36 PM
Rail>Auto's Avatar
Rail>Auto Rail>Auto is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 499
I'm a pretty big fan of anything that has urban kayaking and water taxi's in canals. This project looks like it has both.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #65  
Old Posted Sep 22, 2009, 1:25 PM
NYguy's Avatar
NYguy NYguy is offline
New Yorker for life
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Borough of Jersey
Posts: 42,815
SEPTEMBER 21, 2009










__________________
NEW YORK heals.

“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #66  
Old Posted Sep 29, 2009, 12:41 AM
NYguy's Avatar
NYguy NYguy is offline
New Yorker for life
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Borough of Jersey
Posts: 42,815
__________________
NEW YORK heals.

“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #67  
Old Posted Oct 7, 2009, 4:49 PM
NYguy's Avatar
NYguy NYguy is offline
New Yorker for life
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Borough of Jersey
Posts: 42,815
__________________
NEW YORK heals.

“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #68  
Old Posted Oct 9, 2009, 6:07 AM
NYguy's Avatar
NYguy NYguy is offline
New Yorker for life
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Borough of Jersey
Posts: 42,815
__________________
NEW YORK heals.

“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #69  
Old Posted Oct 16, 2009, 4:49 AM
NYguy's Avatar
NYguy NYguy is offline
New Yorker for life
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Borough of Jersey
Posts: 42,815
__________________
NEW YORK heals.

“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #70  
Old Posted Oct 28, 2009, 8:52 PM
NYguy's Avatar
NYguy NYguy is offline
New Yorker for life
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Borough of Jersey
Posts: 42,815
My predictions for this one seem to be coming true...
http://www.brooklyneagle.com/categor...id=10&id=31585

Astonished by a Tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park

by Dennis Holt
10-28-2009

It would have been tempting to stand there last week and imagine Julie Andrews singing something like “The hills of Brooklyn are alive with music...,” but it was only later that I thought of that inanity.

But there is nothing inane about the hill I was on. It might turn out to be the grandest surprise of many being built and planned for Brooklyn Bridge Park.

It is 22 feet high, about in the middle of Pier 1, and a few weeks ago neither I nor anyone else could have been standing on it. And on the hill are granite stones that were part of a bridge from Queens to Roosevelt Island, shaped in the form of an amphitheater.

In fact, the new park will contain, if an early tour is any indication, a bunch of surprises. The first, universally noted, is the size of the space of the park. One is not prepared for the scope of this area, and it is not hyperbole to predict it will be one of the most fabulous parks in the world.

A 22-foot hill hardly sounds imposing, but this one seems far taller than its not quite eight yards. Everything is so flat around it that it seems to rise against the sky; the East River rips by you, not that far away, and there is a sense of grandeur about the whole thing.

When one looks intently at renderings of a planned park, such as this one, one can get a feeling of what to expect, but seeing the actual product is quite another experience.

One will see some of the finished product at Christmas time and in the spring. Piers 1, 5 and 6 should be largely completed by then — Pier 1 by itself would make a sizable waterfront park. Then funding decisions and work schedules will have to be made by governments for the other piers.

Another surprise, at least for those who have been around awhile, is in the pregnant stage. Few people ever “see” anymore the blockish former Cold Storage warehouses bordering Furman Street because they’ve been there so long. They won’t be for much longer.

The dismantling has begun, a very slow process because much of the wood and some of the bricks will be re-used in other parts of the park. But when the Cold Storage structures are gone, one standing on Furman will be able to see things no living person has ever seen.

(The “recycling” of old materials for the new park is the brainchild of Regina Myer, president of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation, the group building the park. She noted, during last week’s tour, that even some of the support steel for the former Pier 6 shed will be re-used somewhere in the park.)

A preview of Pier 6 at the foot of Atlantic Avenue hinted at what’s in store for the kids when that pier is completed. The new playground at the foot of Main Street in DUMBO, the other end of the park, is a grand place for kids, but cannot match what is being built at Pier 6.

Looking at some wooden barricades, Myer said they will form the largest “sand box” in Brooklyn. Part of that sand is at the foot of two of the longest slides I have ever seen. (I can see photographers perched on top taking pictures from the heights of these slides. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if, in time, more pictures are taken from various places in the park than from any other place in Brooklyn.)


Alongside the inlet separating Pier 6 from Pier 7 will be sets of swings in what one visitor has already said will be called Swing Valley.v One can foresee the need for park boats to ferry people from Pier 6 to the cove near Main Street in DUMBO, where Jane’s Carousel will be located. Pier 6 will also house one of the Water Taxi stations in the park.

Well, it’s coming, parts are already here, and there are a lot of people who witnessed the slow and ponderous progress of park planning who never thought it would ever come into existence.

See you on the hill.
__________________
NEW YORK heals.

“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #71  
Old Posted Dec 7, 2009, 8:58 PM
NYguy's Avatar
NYguy NYguy is offline
New Yorker for life
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Borough of Jersey
Posts: 42,815
http://www.nydailynews.com/real_esta...=Google+Reader

Mayor Bloomberg intensifying bid to wrest control of Brooklyn Bridge Park from state


NewsCity Hall wants to run Brooklyn Bridge Park and make it 'world class.'


BY Mike Mclaughlin and and Erin Durkin
December 7th 2009, 4:00 AM

Mayor Bloomberg is ramping up his bid to wrest control of Brooklyn Bridge Park from the state with a plan to kick in $55 million - and delay controversial plans to build luxury housing.

The city would commit $55 million right away to finish building the troubled waterfront park, which faces a $120 million funding gap and an uncertain future.

City Hall would eventually come up with the rest of the cash to finish the park, sources said. The proposal is set to be unveiled at a community meeting tonight.

"It should be a world-class waterfront park," said Deputy Mayor Bob Lieber. "Right now, there's a tremendous amount of uncertainty about the park's future, and we're looking for a way to get it back on track."

Controversial plans to build 1,200 luxury condos in the park would be put on hold for a few years, sources said.

City officials would consider scrapping the condos altogether if they could find a way to replace the fees.


Condo opponents said the plan gave them hope the housing might be called off.

"A city takeover has great potential if there's money on the table [and] a meaningful discussion of alternatives to housing," said state Sen. Daniel Squadron, who opposes the condos.

The plan depends on striking a deal with Gov. Paterson.

Parkgoers could ride their bikes, walk dogs and take in waterfront views until 1 a.m. if the city took over, in place of a dusk closing time under state rules.

City officials would look to add a skating rink or a "bubble" for winter activities.
__________________
NEW YORK heals.

“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #72  
Old Posted Dec 8, 2009, 11:46 PM
NYguy's Avatar
NYguy NYguy is offline
New Yorker for life
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Borough of Jersey
Posts: 42,815
http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories...=Google+Reader

Bloomy: Housing in ‘park’ is still the plan



By Gersh Kuntzman and Andy Campbell
The Brooklyn Paper

Well, if you believe the Daily News, city officials were going to unveil their long-discussed “takeover” of the state’s controversial and delayed Brooklyn Bridge Park development project tonight — but Mayor Bloomberg himself nixed the notion that his administration would swoop in with new cash and a delay in the construction of luxury housing within the park’s footprint.

Bloomberg administration officials will be on hand at a meeting tonight at Long Island College Hospital — a meeting that the Daily News reported this morning was going to involve a city takeover of the park development project. But Mayor Bloomberg didn’t want to go that far this morning.

“The state’s run out of money, but we don’t want to stop development [of the park],” the mayor told The Brooklyn Paper at Monday morning’s a ground-breaking ceremony for McCarren Park Pool.

And, a mayoral aide clarified later, the mayor doesn’t want to stop development in the park, either.

“Right now, housing is still part of the park plan,” said mayoral spokesman Andrew Brent. “Unless another funding stream can be established, that’s the plan.”


The comments fly in the face of the Daily News story that the city would pony up $55 million immediately to finish building the troubled park — of which only a northern portion on Pier 1 near Old Fulton Street is slated for completion in early 2010. A second portion, atop Pier 6 at the foot of Atlantic Avenue, will be completed a few months later.

The vast majority of the remainder of the 85-acre park between those piers is off the table, pending additional funding. Also delayed are the luxury condo units and a hotel — the controversial commercial portion of the park that is supposed to fund the greenspace’s $15-million annual maintenance budget.

With a $120-million park construction gap, and the condo and hotel developments off the table for now, the Bloomberg administration could make some big news at the meeting tonight, which was set up by state Sen. Daniel Squadron, who has championed a tax hike plan to fund park maintenance that could dovetail with the mayor’s ambitions.

But not even Squadron was so optimistic for a big headline on BrooklynPaper.com on Tuesday morning.

“A city takeover has great potential — if there is money on the table, a meaningful discussion of alternatives to housing, parkland designation, and community input on governance and amenities,” Squadron said in a statement this morning. “As always, open dialogue is crucial.”
__________________
NEW YORK heals.

“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #73  
Old Posted Dec 17, 2009, 1:46 AM
NYguy's Avatar
NYguy NYguy is offline
New Yorker for life
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Borough of Jersey
Posts: 42,815
http://curbed.com/archives/2009/12/1...green.php#more

Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1 Goes Green




Wednesday, December 16, 2009, by Joey

Live from a Lower Manhattan rooftop, Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1! Those six acres of lush lawns
may be ringed with controversy—from the fate of the park's luxury housing to the lackluster
grand entrance—but come some undetermined date possibly in January 2010, will the frosty picnickers really care?



__________________
NEW YORK heals.

“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #74  
Old Posted Dec 17, 2009, 10:51 PM
NYguy's Avatar
NYguy NYguy is offline
New Yorker for life
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Borough of Jersey
Posts: 42,815
http://www.nypost.com/p/brooklyn_bri...sKay1dnTONph0L

Brooklyn Bridge Park finally set to open

December 17, 2009
By RICH CALDER


It’s taken so long to get off the ground that weary residents predicted it’d be a cold day in hell before they saw a Brooklyn Bridge Park.

They’ll have to settle for a freezing day in winter.

After more than two decades of planning, the first piece of the massive park planned along the Brooklyn Heights waterfront will finally open next month, officials announced today.

The small piece of what will be an 85-acre recreational and condominium development is located at Pier 1 off Fulton Landing and will feature grassy hills and an esplanade overlooking the East River and harbor.


Meanwhile, Empire-Fulton Ferry Park in DUMBO will be officially absorbed into the long-delayed park project beginning January 1, with the state turning control of the popular green space over to the state-city Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corp.

Although Empire-Fulton Ferry will keep its name temporarily, it will undergo major changes next year.

Jane Walentas, the wife of DUMBO developer David Walentas, is donating a 1920s carousel she restored. It will be housed in a glass pavilion designed by architect Jean Nouvel off the western shore of the park’s cove in front of the Tobacco Warehouse.

Jane Walentas is also donating $3.45 million for landscaping and other improvements in the park that include lighting to allow the tourist hotspot to remain open well past its current dusk closing time, extending the hours to 1 a.m., said project director Jennifer Klein.

Walentas would operate the ride through a nonprofit "Friends of Jane’s Carousel," and any profits from concessions would go towards park maintenance, Klein added. BBPDC board members would set prices and said they want to make it "affordable."

The upgrades at Empire-Fulton Ferry will begin in January and force parts of it to temporarily close.

But another portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park, at its southern edge by Atlantic Avenue, is set to open in the spring and feature a large playground, dog run, a 1,000-square-foot restaurant and roof deck, and three beach volleyball courts.

Also in the spring, the Pier 1 portion of the park will get food concessions.


The park is being built piecemeal because there is a more than $100 million funding gap in its $350 million budget. The city has offered to close $55 million of the shortfall in exchange for full control of the park, but the state is mum on whether it will accept the offer.

Brooklyn Bridge Park has been a political hot potato since project planners announced in December 2004 that more than 1,200 luxury condos would have to be included to raise enough money to offset the park's now-estimated $16.1 million annual maintenance costs.

Only one high-rise offering 440 luxury units has been built; another 780 units are on hold because of the slumping economy.
__________________
NEW YORK heals.

“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #75  
Old Posted Dec 17, 2009, 11:12 PM
J_M_Tungsten's Avatar
J_M_Tungsten J_M_Tungsten is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,379
It seems to me that Brooklyn is becoming a very nice place to live, work, and play. Summertime should be fun there with the beach volleyball. It almost reminds me of the Chicago lake shore, minus the unswimmable water, and awesome bridge!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #76  
Old Posted Dec 18, 2009, 12:04 PM
NYguy's Avatar
NYguy NYguy is offline
New Yorker for life
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Borough of Jersey
Posts: 42,815
Quote:
Originally Posted by J_M_Tungsten View Post
It seems to me that Brooklyn is becoming a very nice place to live, work, and play. Summertime should be fun there with the beach volleyball. It almost reminds me of the Chicago lake shore, minus the unswimmable water, and awesome bridge!
Brooklyn already has it's miles of beaches and summer fun, and was always a great place to live, work, and play. But the development of this park is another step in developing the underutilized waterfronts of the City of New York, and there are many. (see the East River thread). From the Hudson River Park, the the Harlem River shoreline and the shores of the Bronx, the City is returning the waterfront to New Yorkers and visitores alike who mainly see the city for it's inland attractions. The reality is it's a city of islands, and that's becoming more apparent every day.
__________________
NEW YORK heals.

“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #77  
Old Posted Dec 18, 2009, 12:18 PM
NYguy's Avatar
NYguy NYguy is offline
New Yorker for life
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Borough of Jersey
Posts: 42,815
http://www.nydailynews.com/real_esta...yn_bridge.html

Brooklyn Bridge Park: The new Central Park?

Credits: Roberts, Matthew,,freelance
12/17/2009



Set to open in early-January, the first installment of Brooklyn Bridge Park ends 10 years of design, politics, construction and public participation. Opening in the dead of winter, Section 1A under the Brooklyn Bridge at Old Fulton St., marks the first phases of the most important public space to open up in the borough of Brooklyn in 120 years.


When fully completed, the $350 million, 85-acre, 1.3-mile park will extend the neighborhoods of Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, and Cobble Hill, giving outdoor space to Brooklynites begging for more playgrounds.


There are hundreds of wooden pylons left from 150 years of maritime industrial history. These wooden pylons pay homage to the chronology of the site and preserving the current eco-system (fish and marine life) that have lived around those pylons for more than a century.


Boulders, called rip rap, have been placed in front of those pylons around a “Salt-water Marsh” and “Tidal Pool” (in section 1B set to open within a year) that will allow local students and visitors to observe mollusks and clams that will ultimately claim the area as their new home.


There is a man-made hill that rises more than 30 feet into the air separating two large lawns, one facing the Brooklyn Bridge and one facing the 900 acres of borrowed landscape in the New York Harbor. There is a small “vale” or valley that descends towards the water encircled by two small mounds that create a warm pocket against the northwest winter winds coming off the harbor.


When walking or sitting in this park, you’ll be constantly touching New York City history. Granite boulders used from the destruction of the Willis Avenue Bridge, the Roosevelt Island Bridge, and the East Side Access Project (tunnel’s being built for the Long Island Rail Road), have all been incorporated into the design. “Not only is the right sustainable move,” says Van Valkenburgh, “but it significantly reduces cost. Park building is as much about design as it is maintenance and renewal.”


“This park is possibly the most important public space in the last century anywhere in the country,” says NYC parks commissioner Adrien Benepe. “It fills a huge void for downtown Brooklyn and almost five local neighborhoods. Sitting on the New York harbor looking right at the lower Manhattan skyline, there might not be a more spectacular place for a new park in the world.”


"Landscape architecture should make places more powerful,” Matthew Urbanski, a principal at Van Valkenburgh’s firm, says. “We hope people rethink how to use public spaces after using this park."


For the past 10 years since the city and state began working with the public to turn the former Port Authority-owned industrial site under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, the site has remained behind a chain-linked fence. During that time period, Brooklyn-based landscape architects Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) has been busy transforming the former parking lots, warehouses, and waterfront piers to green space.


Merging land with water, the Brooklyn Bridge Park design pushes people to the waterfront, allowing visitors to touch the water or launch kayaks in four separate places. Creating hills, lawns, and curving pathways that elevate and descend like a game of Shoots and Ladders, MVVA uses every step up or down to enhance the skyline and 900 acres of harbor views. As an individual’s perspective shifts, the view of the city changes with it.


Make no mistake that this is a tough site. It gets very cold on the water in the winter. The site is thin. It was flat. The Brooklyn Queens Expressway rises 40 feet above creating noise and smog. “Sure, you could not make a better theatrical backdrop to this landscape,” says Urbanski. “That said, transforming a former freight terminal into a park meant it had to be violently changed without being totally destroyed first, which would have been way too expensive. It was very important for us to do something authentically Brooklyn here.”


Using six piers each about the size of Bryant Park to incorporate playing fields, tidal pools, water recapturing systems, and picnic areas, the park reuses sustainable materials such as wood, metals, and stone from the park site, the Willis Avenue Bridge, the Roosevelt Island Bridge, and the East Side Access project.


Adrian Benepe, NYC Parks Commissioner; Peter Davidson, Executive Director of Empire State Development and Regina Meyer, President of Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation stand on the hill in the nearly completed section of the new park.


For now, the park is a work in progress. Early visitors can watch construction of a new landmass that will be used for centuries to come. With much of the ideas for park design coming form community meetings, the park is for New Yorkers by New Yorkers. Even as the state and city raise funds to complete the project by 2013, the park could go down in history as the finest new urban space of the 21st Century.


Pictured above is a scale model of the park. "Landscape architecture should make places more powerful,” Matt Urbanski, a partner at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) says. “We hope people rethink how to use public spaces after this park.”


I have no idea what one does after a project of this scale,” A. Paul Seck, who managed the park project for Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) says. “I just want to watch people’s faces as they walk the first hill and the city rises with them.”


Landscape architect Dorothy Tang makes small adjustments to a model of the planned Brooklyn Bridge Park, created by Michael Valkenburgh Associates. The model is approximatley 14 feet long.
__________________
NEW YORK heals.

“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #78  
Old Posted Dec 22, 2009, 3:08 PM
NYguy's Avatar
NYguy NYguy is offline
New Yorker for life
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Borough of Jersey
Posts: 42,815
__________________
NEW YORK heals.

“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #79  
Old Posted Dec 31, 2009, 2:47 AM
NYguy's Avatar
NYguy NYguy is offline
New Yorker for life
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Borough of Jersey
Posts: 42,815
http://www.brooklyneagle.com/categor...id=31&id=32730

Empire-Fulton Ferry Park To Close Jan. 1
Will Soon Become Part Of Brooklyn Bridge Park


by Raanan Geberer
12-30-2009


FULTON FERRY -- Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, the small state waterfront park whose ownership was recently transferred from the state Parks Department to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation, will temporarily close as of Jan. 1, 2010.

When it reopens in spring 2011, it will be part of the expanding Brooklyn Bridge Park and will contain many improvements.

The park, established in 1979 on land that was donated by Con Edison, includes the 19th century Empire Stores and the equally venerable Tobacco Warehouse, both of them former industrial warehouses that time has made obsolete.

Theatrical performances and other events occasionally take place in the Tobacco Warehouse, whose roof has been destroyed, during the summer. The Empire Stores currently serve as the park’s administrative headquarters, and various uses have been proposed for them over the years.

The park also is known for its summer “Movies With a View” series, which this year will be held in the new Pier 1 portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park; for its views of the Manhattan skyline; and for its summer sculpture shows.

New features of the park will include:

• Jane’s Carousel, a gift of Jane and David Walentas. The elaborate, restored 1922 carousel once ran in an amusement park in Youngstown, Ohio, and was bought by the Walentases at an auction there during the 1980s. It is slated to be housed in a beautiful pavilion designed by Pritzker-Prize winning architect Jean Nouvel, making the carousel available for use in all seasons. Currently, the carousel is in a temporary location in DUMBO.

• Stormwater retention tanks to irrigate the park’s natural features.

• Park furnishings including railings, benches, picnic tables and bike racks.

• Lighting so that the park will be open after dark for the first time since its opening in 1979.

• Regrading the park to improve drainage.

The adjacent city-owned portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park, including the DUMBO playground, is scheduled to remain open during the renovation. The Pier 1 portion of the park is expected to open by the summer, and the Pier 6 portion at Atlantic Avenue is set to open before that.
__________________
NEW YORK heals.

“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #80  
Old Posted Dec 31, 2009, 6:05 PM
NYguy's Avatar
NYguy NYguy is offline
New Yorker for life
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Borough of Jersey
Posts: 42,815
__________________
NEW YORK heals.

“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Global Projects & Construction > General Development
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 1:03 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.