Manhattan wetland

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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.
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
Contact: http://westnorth.com

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Nkechi M. Hislop

Nkechi M. Hislop CNU
Planner I
Baltimore County Govt

Is this storm water management area accessible to the residents? Also where can I find more informatiion about this project. The reason I ask is because Im working on a project where there exists a storm water mgt dry pond on site. We would like to make it an amenity, but due to the site being in a trout 4 stream system, its difficult or rather impossible to have a wet pond.
The picture looks quite attractive and maybe we can investigate putting vegetation and rocks to create an attractive landscape, an idea we hadn't pursued.

paytonc's picture

Yes, it is open

In fact, it's open to the public: a small trail led me inside. (The photo was taken from the middle of the rain garden.) It's called Teardrop Park, and it's at Battery Park City in New York.