DDC and NYC Parks Department showcases East River Park resiliency construction


The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) and the Parks Department recently took amNewYork Metro on a tour of the East River Park construction areas where the agencies externalized their plan for a grander greenspace that will also double as greater protection for the Manhattan waterfront.

“Welcome to the largest and most ambitious urban climate adaptation project in the world,” Commissioner of the City’s Design and Construction Jamie Torres-Springer said as he pointed to the aging, flaking footbridge that takes pedestrian traffic over the FDR Drive and into East River Park. “No more zigzagging,” he added, describing the easy new way New Yorkers will one day be able to access the bridge.