Queens Plaza – Dutch Kills Green
Langan provided multi-disciplinary services in the areas of urban design, streetscape, site/civil, environmental and traffic engineering and NEPA review services for a bicycle and pedestrian improvement project at Queens Plaza. The plaza is the gateway connecting the Queensboro Bridge to Long Island City and is a highly traveled area. Langan prepared site engineering drawings that consisted of grading, drainage, utility, builders pavement plans, roadway profiles, signing, striping, traffic signal, and maintenance and protection of traffic (MPT). At the start of the project, Langan worked with the multi-disciplinary design team to develop the concept of ‘the blue thread’, a system of interconnected urban wetlands that would filter runoff water from the Queensboro Bridge and the elevated railway structures.