Perkins Eastman | Battery Park City Liberty Luxe And Liberty Green

Battery Park City: Liberty Luxe and Liberty Green

New York, New York
Nearly thirty years after the landmark masterplan for Battery Park City, EE&K designed residences for the final two parcels of land in Battery Park City. The Liberty Luxe and Liberty Green Apartments, both LEED Gold certified, are joined at their base. They were designed for Milstein Properties to respond to their context.

The western façades are orderly and reserved to address the residential character of the avenue. The eastern façades facing the city have their own identity, expressed by large-scale projections out of the basic massing and larger architectural expressions. EE&K strategically placed the windows and larger openings to take advantage of Hudson River views, ensuring that sunlight coming into each apartment is maximized. The base of the slender buildings features a 65,000 sf community center that allows passersby on the sidewalk to view the gym and pool.

Liberty Luxe and Liberty Green Apartments employs several cutting-edge sustainable technologies. Photovoltaic panels on the bulkhead of both buildings announce the prominence of the sustainability agenda, which features a blackwater system to collect water from the buildings and reuse it for toilet flushing and the cooling tower. The buildings are also the first residential building in New York City to use fuel cell technology.