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East Coast 6

Sector

Mixed-Use

Service

Landscape Architecture

Client

TF Cornerstone

Location

Long Island City, NY

Status

Complete

Completion

2007

East Coast 6 is part of a complex of seven East Coast Development buildings that lie at the north end of Hunter's Point on the former Pepsi Cola bottling plant site. They have transformed this Long Island City location from a post-industrial, contaminated waterfront to a vibrant and walkable neighborhood.

MNLA designed the private terraces and a 3/4-acre open space for East Coast 6, the first building completed in the East Coast development. The design concept extends the visual experience from the lobby into a physical expression in the landscape where framed views of the Manhattan skyline evolve into an expansive panorama of the East River. Using subtle topographic manipulation, the interface between the private courtyard and the adjacent public park is visually seamless but physically distinct.

Embedded within the design are a variety of sustainable site strategies including permeable pavers, no-mow meadow, and a rock-lined biofiltration basin.

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The design concept extends the visual experience from the lobby into physical expression in the landscape where framed views of the Manhattan skyline evolve into an expansive panorama of the East River. 

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