7. The Lookout Point Makes You Feels Above the Water But You’re Not

All paths in Hunter’s Point South Park lead to an elevated promenade, a lookout point, that rises 22 feet into the air and is cantilevered 50 feet over the land it’s built on (meaning it juts out). A wooden boardwalk opens up to a wide, panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline and East River. Lee Lim of Weiss/Manfredi tells us that the structure was intended as a “big gesture,” describing it as an “urban building plus ship-like land form.” It’s intended, he says, to give you the “illusion of floating over the water.” According to the park’s fact sheet, it aims to “brings the city to a precipice suspended over the new wetland water’s edge.”