4705 Center Boulevard, formerly known as East Coast 7, is part of a complex of seven 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 this building 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.