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Sutton Place Park
Project type
Roof Decks
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Manhattan, NY
Pedestrian, Permeable
Contemporary, Geometric

A promenade between two existing parks overlooks the East River and Queensboro Bridge in New York. This restored public esplanade is a place where locals and sightseers visit throughout the day and enjoy the expansive views of the city skyline and the evening sunsets over the river. It is an appreciated open public space for the community of Sutton Place. The revamped roof deck park (above a parkway on the East side of Manhattan) features new curved benches, green space, security lighting and geometric permeable pavers.

Conscious of the negative impacts of stormwater runoff, permeable pavers were used and create a unique gradient paving pattern with Unilock Permeable Hex™ / City Park Paver™ in three different colors. The color gradient flows along the promenade creating curves that mimic the adjacent river. The Umbriano® finish was chosen for its granite-like aesthetic and high performance, long-lasting color in this high-traffic pedestrian area. The Umbriano® finish is further enhanced with EasyClean technology for ease of maintenance.

This reimagined waterfront promenade has helped restore, beautify and enhance Sutton Place Park and has given the public an improved way to explore the prominent East River area.

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