Renders of Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory’s 11-acre public park have finally been revealed – and it’s packed with historic features.
James Corner Field Operations – designer of Manhattan’s famous High Line – is creating the the public space surrounding the 3-million-sq-ft Williamsburg site. Called Domino Park, it will include a waterfront esplanade and 6-acres of landscaping around industrial relics.
‘Weaving in industrial remnants of the factory, Domino Park will serve as a living, breathing reminder of the history of this storied neighbourhood,’ said Jed Walentas, principal of Two Trees, the company behind the development.
Around 600 sq ft of crane tracks, 21 ‘Raw Sugar Warehouse’ columns and 36ft-tall syrup tanks are among features being preserved at Domino Park, which is slated to open next spring – ahead of the site’s waterfront buildings.
Domino Park will also get its own version of the High Line in the form of a 450-ft-long long elevated walkway that will run along the base of the original sugar storage warehouse. Dubbed The Artifact Walk, it is inspired by the catwalks that connected the buildings on the industrial site when it was still a sugar refinery. Two 80-ft cranes will mark the start of the walk-way.
‘The design of Domino Park aims to create a space that will revitalize the beauty of New York City’s incredible waterfront and foster interest in the history of the site and the surrounding neighbourhood,’ said Lisa Switkin, a principal at James Corner Field Operations.
Elsewhere, there’ll be sports fields, a children’s play area, lawns and gardens.