New York, NY, 10281, USA: A small rain garden (wetland) at Teardrop Park, inside the Battery Park City development in Lower Manhattan, infiltrates all stormwater from the site and also stormwater from the adjacent apartment towers. The park makes extensive use of plants and materials from the Hudson River valley. Battery Park City, developed from a proto-New Urbanist plan by Cooper, Robertson, has made a strong commitment to green building; several adjacent apartment towers are LEED-certified, incorporating advanced environmental features like photovoltaic panels and on-site blackwater recycling.
Landscape architect: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates. Owned and managed by Battery Park City Authority.
Credits: Payton Chung