Once a two-acre area of asphalt, the Battery Bosque now fulfills Battery Park’s potential as a destination overlooking New York Harbor. The design of the waterfront park elements echoes the circle of the Battery with a new curvilinear park geometry. Benches that follow the form of the landscape and Kiosks made of certified sustainably-harvested hardwood were designed to hold up to wear and tear with a minimal use of material. A spiral walk-through water feature anchors the northern end of the Bosque.
The client’s focus on design innovation has resulted in a park that is rich and colorful in its planting and playful in its architecture, a series of public spaces and features that respond to the site’s extraordinary heritage with a contemporary sensibility.