About this Project
Along the East River, in the DUMBO neighborhood under the Manhattan Bridge, Sherwood Design Engineers worked with the ofﬁce of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) on the implementation of multiple phases of Brooklyn Bridge Park including Main Street, and John Street sites. The Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre, 1.3-mile-long linear park system which stretches along the coast of the East River. The restoration of Brooklyn’s iconic waterfront is one of the most signiﬁcant open space projects under way in New York City and has played a signiﬁcant role in re-establishing the waterfront as a public space. Sherwood Design Engineers worked closely with MVVA to create a stormwater collection system that blends with the landscape design intent, minimizes surface collection elements, improves water quality and reduces ﬂows to the city’s combined sewer system. This park helps to set the standard for world class open space developments of the future and is a key component of the city’s post-Sandy flood protection network.