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Fulton Ferry Landing

Sector

Waterfront

Services

Landscape Architecture, Urban Design

Client

NYC EDC

Location

Brooklyn, NY

Status

Complete

Completion

1995

Site Area

26,000 SF

Located in an historic district adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge, Fulton Ferry Landing is a publicly accessible recreation pier and ferry stop within Brooklyn Bridge Park.

A unique stainless steel cable railing evoking the Brooklyn Bridge surrounds a wood planked deck. Set within the railing are Native American motifs recalling an earlier settlement and a Walt Whitman poem, "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry."  Bronze relief drawings of local scenes dating from the 1700s and maps depicting the sequential changes to the area since 1609 are placed in the wood deck. Oversized mooring cleats provide seating, and a bronze band at the sidewalk intersection recounts the pier’s significance during the Revolutionary War.

The renovated 20,000 sf pier serves a multitude of large and small scale functions: as a tour bus stop, outdoor concert site, fishing spot, and alfresco dining venue. The pier’s success enables it to be seamlessly incorporated into Brooklyn Bridge Park as a major entry at the foot of Old Fulton Street.

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Fulton Ferry Landing anchors Brooklyn Bridge Park and was a location that inspired poet Walt Whitman long ago. He in turn inspired MNLA to create an elegant and informative restoration of a stunning historic location. 

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