The Archway Manhattan Bridge Anchorage

The Archway Manhattan Bridge Anchorage

The Archway Manhattan Bridge Anchorage

A dramatic vaulted archwary, in the historic Manhattan Bridge Anchorage in DUMBO, restored for public use.


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Historic Significance
The Archway was added to the design historically to keep the working waterfront neighborhood connected.
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Targeted interventions
Blackened steel structures added by DOT to store piping, were preserved and adapted as an armature for efficient and safe up lighting, heavy timber benches, and event installations, preventing new holes being drilled into the historic granite walls. The historic cobble roadway was discovered beneath modern asphalt, and restored.
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New Public Space
The Archway has become an important neighborhood public space, used for a wide variety of events, including festivals, concerts, sporting events, farmer markets, and more.
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Welcoming and useful
The reclaimed public space is durable and flexible for a wide variety of uses, while true to the historic architecture.
Year
2008
Location
Brooklyn, New York
Typology
Historic Preservation, Public , Infrastructure
Design Team
Tim Fryatt
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