The New York Wheel
Staten Island, NY
MPFP, in collaboration with Perkins Eastman Architects, was charged with conceptualizing, designing and implementing the grounds of The New York Wheel, a 60-story tall ferris wheel slated to be one of New York City’s and the world’s greatest attractions. Located on the St. George waterfront of Staten Island, this 7-acres roof top park offers an extensive array of active and passive activities.
One of the major goals of The New York Wheel project is to achieve platinum LEED certification, MPFP worked closely with the architects and other consultants to incorporate infrastructure into the finished design that can accommodate alternative energy sources.
In addition to a sustainable design concept, MPFP integrated a children’s area, a myriad of passive seating areas, and several viewpoints to create a seasonal space for both visitors and locals alike. The concept of this park is to further enliven the St. George waterfront adding to the intersection of Staten Island’s two major attractions, the Staten Island transportation hub and the Staten Island Yankee’s Stadium.