The project combines diverse programmatic requirements into a synthesized urban design and management solution. Amenities are integrated with security considerations throughout the North Neighborhood and World Financial Center. Security is seamlessly fused into the urban fabric at all scales, from urban planning to material details.
Illuminated bench seating, glowing glass shade canopies, a plant nursery, grass covered berms and paving variety create gracious pedestrian areas. At the neighborhood scale, the design solution adjusts curb lines, changes traffic patterns, and re-assigns neighborhood streets to reduce vehicular speeds approaching sensitive financial institutions. Landscape provides security for nearby buildings: a combination of earth-backed walls, grass-covered berms, and collapsible paving systems do double duty as pedestrian zones and perimeter security.