Gansevoort Peninsula

The Gansevoort Peninsula project transformed a former industrial site into a 5.5-acre green oasis as part of the continued build-out of Hudson River Park. Public amenities include a resilient rocky beach with direct access to the river, boardwalks, a large sports field, a dog run, fitness areas, pedestrian promenades, restrooms, and concessions. Langan advised on measures concerning coastal erosion and sea level rise, provided recommendations for keeping the park above high tide, and designed the surcharge program to stabilize and raise the site. Additionally, we designed the stabilization of the park edges while mitigating the unique challenges of each area: the southern edge is affected by ocean waves and consists of an engineered rock slope, the northern edge contains a marsh protected by a stone revetment, and the entire peninsula is subject to the reversing currents of the Hudson River.
2024 ASLA New York Design Awards: Merit Award