Freshkills Park – South Park
Once home to the 2,200-acre Fresh Kills Landfill, the world’s largest landfill, this site is currently undergoing a transformation to become Freshkills Park, New York City’s largest new park in over a century. Once complete, it will be three times the size of Central Park. The South Park is the latest addition to the project’s phased construction. For this phase, Langan helped develop the landfill gas mitigation system and an innovative stormwater management system. With a focus on sustainability and resiliency, we successfully designed the site layout, utility locations, and stormwater management systems to minimize disruption to wetlands and forested areas, and reused areas of degraded ecologies for stormwater capture. We also prepared an innovative pollution prevention plan, establishing the sampling required to monitor construction and post-construction runoff at new discharge points.
2021 Langan Sustainable Project of the Year