2012 Prestressed Concrete Institute Sustainable Design Award
When the celebrated Yankees Stadium— “House That Ruth Built” — was torn down in 2006, its replacement was sited on nearby existing park land. To make up for this loss of green space, the City promised the community that the old stadium footprint would be redeveloped as a new park that would improve the resources available to the neighborhood.
With Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company’s support, 3.25 acres of the new park were built on the roof of a two-story parking garage. Overall, the new park includes recreational amenities, such as a new 400-meter track around an all-weather artificial turf soccer field, and new public basketball and handball courts. The site also includes modern public toilets, exercise equipment for adults, sports equipment for youngsters and landscaped berms, overlooks, and built-in bleachers for visitors and spectators. The $35 million park was a part of the $195 million invested as part of the Yankee Stadium Redevelopment Project.
This highly-visible urban project presented many technical challenges related to drainage systems, irrigation, structural loading and design solutions to address the large expanses of paving and playing surfaces. JBC led the larger design-build team in addressing these issues and in preparing detailed construction documents for the rooftop system.