Brooklyn Bridge Park

The transformation of six obsolete piers and a defunct shipping and storage complex into the 1.3-mile, 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park along the East River waterfront is among the most celebrated landscape design projects in recent New York City history. AKRF has been involved in planning and designing the award-winning park since its inception. We first prepared the Environmental Impact Statement pursuant to SEQRA guidelines, addressing the effect of in-water construction activities on the East River habitat, noise impacts to sensitive receptors both in and near the park, and potential impacts to the area’s numerous historic districts and landmarks, among other key issues. AKRF proceeded to secure all necessary permits, design stormwater management, test and remediate hazardous materials, investigate and document archaeological and architectural resources, and help develop mitigation measures to alleviate and/or reduce adverse effects to water quality and natural resources.

Awards & Honors
  • 2018 ASLA General Design Award of Excellence
  • 2014 APA National Planning Excellence Award for Urban Design
  • 2014 Municipal Art Society of New York MASterworks Award for the Best Urban Landscape
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