Hunter’s Point South Park on the shore of Long Island City is a park with architectural features that are just as stunning as its natural beauty. Hidden within and woven through the design of the park are innovative technologies and practices that make the park incredibly sustainable and resilient. On a special tour led by principal architects, Thomas Balsley of SWA/Balsley and Michael Manfredi of Weiss/Manfredi, learn about the process behind the waterfront park’s design and take in the stunning city views along the waterfront. If you are an Untapped Cities Insider, you can join this tour for free! Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain free access to behind-the-scenes tours and special events all year long!
DATE: Thursday, October 17th, 2019 6:30PM – 7:30PM
PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders!
CAPACITY: 20 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.
REGISTRATION: Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 at 12 PM ESTAlready a member? Book here when registration opens!
Hunters Point South Park first opened in 2013 with Phase I, an active recreation and gathering area with industrial remnants from the park’s past such as old gantries and railroad tracks incorporated into the design. Phase II, a 5.5 acre addition, opened in the summer of 2018 and was designed for passive recreation in landscapes that are naturalistic. The entire park stretches across 11 acres of waterfront surrounded by water on three sides. On this special tour, Insiders will have the amazing opportunity to hear directly from the park’s architects and learn about what went into the design process including the ideas of resiliency and sustainability which are forefront in the design.