Bush Terminal is getting a bit greener every day thanks to a project that’s turning the former toxic brownfield site into a public park. The latest addition to the site is a 1,200-square-foot, green-roofed comfort station made from shipping containers. Designed by Turett Collaborative Architects, the building will be a key amenity for parkgoers, and it will also house an administrative office and storage for sports teams and Parks Department maintenance crews.
AECOM commissioned Turett Collaborative Architects to build a structure that lives up to New York City’s PlaNYC sustainability standards. As such, the new comfort station will be constructed using four conjoined shipping containers complete with a live rooftop garden to help keep it cool and insulated. Additionally, the building will have vertical wind turbines to generate clean electricity.
The new comfort station will be located in the section of the park west of First Avenue between 45th and 49th streets, which will open up later this summer. When the rest of the park will be complete is still a mystery as the green space’s first phase was expected to have opened last fall.
via Curbed NY
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