Gallery: FDNY’s New Marine 1 Boathouse Will be a Green Wonder on the Hu...


Photo courtesy of CR Studio

The Fire Department of New York City, in partnership with the Hudson River Park Trust, has commissioned CR Studio Architects to create a new Marine 1 boathouse on the Hudson River in Manhattan. Construction on the new building is well underway in the West Village on Pier 53, and once built it will be a shining green statement for the city. The structure will have to withstand the constant pressures of being out at sea on the Hudson, and it will sport a zinc exterior to help protect it from the elements. Inside it will spare no green feature — from passive ventilation to low-VOC materials to the maximization of daylight, this building will be low impact on the earth and high impact on the eyes.

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