Gallery: LEED-Seeking Lakeside Project Will Restore 26 Acres of Brookly...

Designed and built by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1867, Prospect Park is filled with forests, waterfalls, lawns, and lakes, where residents once had unobstructed access to the waterfront. Then, in 1960, Wollman Rink was built on the eastern shore of Prospect Park's lake, completely obstructing the view Olmsted worked so hard to create. But a new project, aptly named Lakeside, is currently underway that will restore the lake's waterfront to its original beauty while also renovating 26 acres of parkland. The Lakeside project will add three new acres of green space to the park, and it will feature a LEED certified year-round recreational facility built by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.

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