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Reef Balls along Harlem River Park

June 24, 2015 by Reef Innovations  

Located in New York, the waterfront has shown tremendous improvement, in the last 5 years.    Kayakers, can enjoy paddling along the Reef Balls,  and the Bike Trail along the waterfront is claimed to be the best in America.    Everyone should note the planting of grasses along the sea wall.   “It’s Beautiful, not what I expected to see in New York” Jim McFarlane


“Environmental Justice

The environmental and social benefits are clear: Continuity of the corridor improves not only human free time, but also the ecosystem and the river’s quality. Artificial “reef balls” were arranged along the river in order to offer a better habitat for the fish, giving back a sense of additional environmental justice to all users — humans and animals alike.”

West Harlem Piers Park. Photo credit: Tatiana Choulika
West Harlem Piers Park. Photo credit: Tatiana Choulika


Project Awards:

  • 2009– Honor Award ASLA NY Chapter
  • 2009– The Waterfront Center Honor Award
  • 2006– AIA New York State Citation
  • 2005– AIA National Institute Honor Award for Regional & Urban Design
  • 2004– ASLA National Merit Planning & Analysis Award

Retreived from W Architecture

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