floating city beach NYC proposed for manhattan's shoreline
jun 09, 2014
floating city beach NYC proposed for manhattan's shoreline


floating city beach proposed for manhattan’s shoreline
image courtesy of workshop/apd

 

 

 

plans have been revealed for a floating sand beach to be constructed along the hudson river in central new york. called city beach NYC, the scheme is positioned on a reclaimed barge with a self-contained beach that would be the first of its kind for the city, providing a flexible and dynamic public space. conceived by blayne ross, of workshop/apd and craft engineering studio, the development also offers a mix of retail outlets and dining facilities on the upper floor level, with a marine science exhibit located below. in order to offer free entry to all users, the project is designed to be financially supported by on-site amenities, rentals and naming rights.

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the concept is positioned on a reclaimed barge with a self-contained beach
image courtesy of workshop/apd

 

 

 

‘having a white-sand beach located on the banks of the hudson river gives access to a favorite summer location without requiring travel to outer boroughs,’ explained designer blayne ross, ‘it’s an exciting time for our waterways in new york. with projects like this, we have the opportunity to create a space that enhances the summer experience in manhattan and support the city and state waterfront revitalization initiative, improving the quality of life for our residents’.

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the development also offers a mix of retail outlets and dining facilities above the water level
image courtesy of workshop/apd

 

 

 

the proposal is currently featured on thunderclap, with a kickstarter campaign to get underway shortly.

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