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Metropolitan Area

Hunters Point South, New York

Compositional- Panoramic View and Context

Ricky Shum


Hunters Point South Site Plan

Hunters Point South Figure Ground P lan

Compositional- Site Plan

Ricky Shum


North View on 47th Road

Site

Ground Perspective

South View on 47th Road

Documentary- Street Perspectives

Ricky Shum


The site is located in Hunters Point in Long Island City, Queens. Adjacent to the West of the site is Gantry State Park with the view of the Manhattan skyline including the United Nations building. Immediately to the north of the site is a 32 story high-rise apartment building. Further north there is a food/drink stand for the kids playground, that functions with solar panels. Then the infamous Pepsi- Cola sign is on the far north edge of Hunters Point, with a view of the Queensboro Bridge. Across the street to the east of the site is a 39 story high-rise apartment building, These surrounding buildings are designed “pancake-style� construction where all the floors are typical and repeat on top of each other. To the south of the site there is a circular seating area that is framed around a drain. Adjacent to the south of that is a public open plaza for pedestrians to sit and enjoy the view or sometimes concerts. To the east of this plaza is the Riverview restaurant. There also traces of two old gantries and indications of old train tracks.The site is six blocks away from the 7 train at Vernon Jackson Avenue. Between the site and the train station there are multiple restaurants on Vernon Jackson Avenue, a police presinct and a playground for kids.

Documentary- Plan and Sections

Ricky Shum


Compositional

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Gantry State Park, which is right next to the site possess high attraction for tourists and photographers for wedding pictures. They would use the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. However, there is still a high sense of community around the site. There is a great amount of parents walking their dogs and kids. There are a lot of open spaces for pedestrians to sit and enjoy the view, or to watch their children and pets play. There are multiple types of seating, with some implied by the structural attachments and other various types of benches. These parents could potentially be working from home or the mothers may have recently given birth up to a two years ago. There is a elementary school south of the site where kids would leave from to go to the park or playground that is to the north of the site. These parents may also have an artistic background based on the paint on their clothing and due to the high amount of artist studios and musuems such as P.S. 1 in the neighborhood.

South View on 47th Road

Compositional

Ricky Shum


Compositional

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There are various experiential indications of meshes and skin physically and conceptually on the site. These may act as boundaries, dividing spaces, structurally or act as a sort of enclosure. There are various types of vegetation which may combine with the use of meshes and structure. There are also different indications of textures and material imperfections. This may be due to the tye of decay, material, time, weather, physical contact or installment. This leads to the issue of the strengh and life of a material that should and should not be used on this site.

Square Mesh Openings with Circular Shadows

Mesh with Organic Vines

Conceptual

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Conceptual- Textures

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Conceptual- Texture/ Material Decay and Imperfections

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Conceptual- Meshes

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Conceptual- Structural Connections

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Conceptual- Vegetation Catalogue

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Conceptual- Seating Catalogue

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Zoning

Population

Legend

Legend

Residential

0.3-10%

Commercial

10.1-20%

Industrial

20.1-30%

Special Purpose District

The population is generally low towards the edge of Hunters Point due to the high amount of industrial facilities. The new residential proposal for Hunters Point South should attract more of the middle class population to move towards the area.

Zoning Map Amendments: Rezone from M3-1 (2.0 FAR) to R10 (12. FAR) with a C2-5 (2.0 FAR) overlay Rezone from M1-4 (2.0 FAR) to R7-3 (5.0 FAR) with a C2-5 (2.0) overlay Land- Use

Income

Legend

Legend

1 & 2 Family Residential

<$25,000

Mult- Family

25K to 45K

Mixed- Use

45K to 65K

Commercial

65K to 85K

Industrial

85K to 105K

The income/costs near the edge of Hunters Point is higher due to the waterfront and the view of the Manhattan skyline. Hunters Point is currently pre-dominantly industrial and mixed- use.

Based on information from Oasis.com-(2010)

Documentary- Zoning, Land-Use, Population and Income Maps

Ricky Shum


Institutions

Open Spaces

Legend

Legend

Open Green Spaces

Institutions

Parking Vacant Lots

The new public school will contain 1,100 seats for the developing community.

Gantry Plaza State Park, Hunters Point Park, Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Playground and John Murray Playground are the immediate open green spaces in Hunters Point. There is an ample amount of interior and exterior parking lots in Hunters Point.

Institutions

Transportation

Legend Open spaces Cultural Institutions Civic or Education Artist Studios 5 Minute Walking Radius

The 7, E, M, R, AND LIRR provide access to the site.

Based on information from Oasis.com-(2010)

Documentary- Open Spaces, Transportation and Institutions Maps

There are over 15 cultural institutions and over 5,000 individual art studios including PS 1/ MOMA. The Court House Square Library is roughly 3/4 mile from the site.

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Hurricane- Flood Zones

The proposed site location is in Zone A, a potential flooding from any hurricane near NYC.

The proposed site location is in Category 1 Evacuation Zone, a potential flooding from any hurricane near NYC.

Based on information from FEMA-(2010)

Documentary- Flood Zones

Ricky Shum


The ground temperature is warmer when measured closer to the ground in the summer months, but cooler as the measurement rises above the ground. The ground temperature is low when measured closer to the ground in the winter months, but warmer as the measurement rises above the ground.

There is the most sky cover usually in February and less in October. The annual mean amount of sky cover is about sixtyeight percent.

The mean temperature, design high and low temperatures are annually below the comoft zone

The mean average wind velocity is roughly 8-13 mph.

Based on information from Climate Consultant 5-(2011)

Documentary- Ground Temperature, Temperature Range, Sky Cover and Wind Velocity Range

Ricky Shum


Winter Solstice- Morning

Spring Equinox- Morning

Summer Solstice- Morning

Winter Solstice- Noon

Spring Equinox- Noon

Summer Solstice- Noon

Winter Solstice- Evening

Spring Equinox- Evening

Summer Solstice- Evening

Solar Analysis

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Winter Solstice- Morning

Spring Equinox- Morning

Summer Solstice- Morning

Winter Solstice- Noon

Spring Equinox- Noon

Summer Solstice- Noon

Winter Solstice- Evening

Spring Equinox- Evening

Summer Solstice- Evening

Solar Analysis

Ricky Shum

Site Analysis  

Hunters Point

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