James Corner Field Operations


Gansevoort Peninsula Park Nears Completion on the West Village Waterfront, Manhattan

Work is nearing completion on Gansevoort Peninsula Park, a new 5.5-acre public recreational green space along the Hudson River waterfront off the West Village. Designed by James Corner Field Operations and commissioned by the Hudson River Park Trust, the park will contain a full-size soccer field surrounded by lush landscaping and shrubbery, numerous pathways, stepped seating, a children’s playground, kayak slips, a salt marsh, a dog run, viewing platforms, and Manhattan’s first public sandy beach. The site is located next to Pier 53, directly across from the Whitney Museum of American Art along Hudson River Park.

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High Line – Moynihan Connector Opens To The Public in Midtown West, Manhattan

Construction is finished on the High Line – Moynihan Connector, an L-shaped 600-foot-long extension of the 1.5-mile High Line linking the popular elevated green park with the five-building Manhattan West complex in Midtown West. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and James Corner Field Operations and developed in a public-private partnership between Empire State Development (ESD), Friends of the High Line, and Brookfield Properties, the $50 million project is composed of two ADA-accessible bridges that provide a safer and easier means of access to Moynihan Train Hall and Penn Station. Turner Construction Company was the general contractor for the walkway, which runs along West 30th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues and turns to the north at Dyer Avenue to connect to the elevated southwestern corner of the Manhattan West plaza above West 31st Street.

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Outdoor Amenities To Open in Time for Summer at 595 Dean Street in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

YIMBY recently went on a tour of the amenities at 595 Dean Street, a two-tower residential development within the Pacific Park master plan in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by TF Cornerstone, the 28-story East Tower and 23-story West Tower hold a combined unit count of 798 rental apartments ranging from studios to two-bedroom layouts, with 240 offered through the affordable housing lottery on NYC Housing Connect. In addition to 28,750 square feet of outdoor amenity space, exclusive to residents, this development is contributing nearly 60,000 square feet of public park and plaza space, designed by landscape architecture firm MNLA.

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High Line Moynihan Connector’s Wooden Truss Bridge Readies for Installation in Midtown West, Manhattan

Construction is coming together on the High Line Moynihan Connector, a nearly 1,200-foot-long extension of the High Line linking the elevated park with the five-building Manhattan West complex in Midtown West. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and James Corner Field Operations and developed in a public-private partnership between Empire State Development (ESD), Friends of the High Line, and Brookfield Properties, the $50 million project consists of two 600-foot-long ADA-accessible bridges and will allow for easier access to Moynihan Train Hall and Penn Station. Turner Construction Company is the general contractor for the walkway, which runs along West 30th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues and turns to the north at Dyer Avenue to connect to the elevated southwestern corner of the Manhattan West plaza above West 31st Street.

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