Given our recent gushing about Brooklyn Bridge Park, forgive us for missing yesterday's unveiling of another crucial Manhattan-facing waterfront proposal. We're speaking, of course, of the Paulus Hook Park proposal for Jersey City.
Fourteen architecture firms competed for the commission, which seeks to unify a section of the Jersey City waterfront just north of Liberty State Park in the Paulus Hook section of the city. Chosen from that batch: the team of nARCHITECTS—answering the question of what they've been up to since the Switch Building on the Lower East Side—and Starr Whitehouse, which has its hands in all sorts of NYC parks projects.
As for the design itself, it seems to fit the postmodern parks paradigm that's become common these days. Rolling hills! Flirty bridges! Which isn't a putdown at all—we're really digging the waterfront landscape architecture of New York City harbor as of late. Or maybe we're just ready for summer.
· Creating a Waterfront Park Downtown [Hudson Reporter]