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East Coast 7

Sector

Mixed-Use

Service

Landscape Architecture

Client

TF Cornerstone

Location

Long Island City, NY

Status

Complete

Completion

2008

Site Area

42,000 SF

East Coast 7 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 multiple spaces for East Coast 7 as part of the seven-building complex at Hunters Point. The rooftop is a leisurely recreational space for residents to enjoy as an extension of indoor amenity rooms. The design concept is an abstracted beachfront comprised of planted berms that form sheltered pockets of space. Lighting illuminates a pedestal paving system that carves a meander through the berms. The dune landscape is planted with grasses, beach plum, yucca, and long-blooming perennials tall enough to afford privacy within each space. Bocce courts, grilling areas, cabanas, and a diversity of seating arrangements can be found within the rooftop rooms.

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