Hudson Yards Park
New York, NY, USA
CLIENT NYC DDC / LOCATION Hudson Yards, NY / STATUS Competition Finalist 2008 / DESIGN TEAM Balmori Associates, Work AC, Langan Engineering, L. Robertson Associates, Fritz Haeg, Projects Projects, Creative Time
Hudson Yards linear park runs parallel to the Hudson River Park connecting the major transportation and cultural hubs of 34th and 42nd streets. Low Line Park is a linear park with a new context and form. It is a park of movement that creates an urban leisure infrastructure and includes diverse programming.
Low Line Park in the Wild West Side responds to the architecture, infrastructure, topography and ecology to create what we term SuperCityPark(s). The park and streetscapes weave through each block, taking on specific character and creates a program accordingly. The park builds off the energy of the city- and by its nature the park retains and develops its traditional ecological functions: habitat creation, stormwater management, species diversity. This pattern of development and its mixed use will serve as a model for Low Line Park as a new kind of linear park, one with a programmed response to its surrounding development.