My recent posts at World-Architects

      

Friday, January 20, 2017

BBP's New Berm

I've been a fan of the berm at Brooklyn Bridge Park, an earthwork that drowns out the sounds of the double-decker BQE, ever since visiting it and realizing just how well it worked. I wrote about the feature, part of Michael Van Valkenburgh's design for the park, back in 2014, the same time I snapped this photo:
Brooklyn Bridge Park

Last fall I was walking the Brooklyn Heights Esplanade when I noticed another berm, south of the existing one but winding instead of straight:
A photo posted by John Hill (@therealarchidose) on


Here is MVVA's better shot of the berm's construction:
A photo posted by MVVA (@mvva.inc) on


Yesterday Curbed posted a rendering by MVVA of the berm and the rest of the Pier 5 uplands, which is located between Montague and Joralemon streets just across from One Brooklyn Bridge Park.


And here's how it compares to the construction as it was about four months ago:
A photo posted by MVVA (@mvva.inc) on


Lastly, in case you were wondering about the two structures being built on either side of the berm, they are the park's maintenance & operations building:


And boathouse, both designed by ARO:



According to the Brooklyn Bridge Park website, this new section of the park will open later this year.

1 comment:

  1. Not sure why NYC Dept. of Parks needed MVVA or ARO for these uninspired designs.

    ReplyDelete

Comments are moderated for spam.