In 2000 hanrahan Meyers architects (hMa) were hired as the Master Plan Architect for Battery Park City Authority’s North Neighborhood, the most forward-thinking urban master plan in the United States. The North Neighborhood is the location of the first green high-rise residential tower in the United States and is the first sustainably designed high-rise neighborhood in the world. When the North Neighborhood is complete in 2012 it will include a total of 5 million square feet of sustainable buildings, an array of new technologies and operating practices and a unique integration with the spectacular natural features of New York's waterfront.
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The configuration of the buildings also emphasizes this engagement with nature by creating an interweaving grid of outdoor spaces – including 4 major parks - with 11 residential and public buildings including the renowned Stuyvesant High School. Individual buildings are designed to complete the urban blocks by aligning with lot lines up to the 11th and 14th floors, after which towers are placed up to the 25th and 32nd floors in a complex pattern of offsetting alignments to open up view corridors and bring light and air into the parks below.
Every building and every park built in the hanrahan Meyers master plan is LEED certified. hanrahan Meyers are building the last building in the North Neighborhood, the Battery Park City community center, called DWiP - Digital Water i-Pavilion. DWiP is on track to receive a Platinum LEED rating.
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