Hudson Park, Boulevard and Streetscapes Improvement

Hudson Park, Boulevard and Streetscapes Improvement

Manhattan, NY

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  • Constructability Reviews
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    Construction Management
  • Project Budget
  • $6 Million Phase 1
  • Project Duration
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Project Landscape Architect
  • Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
  • Construction Manager
  • LiRo
  • Client
  • New York City Economic Development Corporation

As a member of LiRo’s Construction Management team, SiteWorks fostered the landscape architectural elements of this new public open space designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.

Extending from West 33rd to West 39th Street this 12 block open space is now lined with boulevards on the east and west. The first phase, from West 33rd to West 36th, accommodates two entrances to MTA’s new No. 7 Subway Extension. The first block (33rd to 34th) provides a respite from traffic and holds one of the new MTA entrances. Block two (34th to 35th) cools and soothes pedestrians with fountains winding through the block and a second MTA entrance. The third block (35th to 36th) holds an innovative playground and cafe. The park is connected to the High Line by the new Hudson Yard development. The completed project extends to 42nd Street and transforms the West side of Manhattan from an industrial past to an idyllic future.

As the landscape architect on site throughout construction, SiteWorks oversaw construction sequencing and installation of all landscape elements. Challenges included construction coordination with MTA while they completed the new subway, as well as delays due to seasonal installation. The design created inherent challenges to the installation including steep slopes with large tree balls, sandy soils on steep slopes, as well as an innovative playground with a poured in place safety surface. SiteWorks met these challenges working closely with the contractors and designers for successful completion.