view from path below plaza next to future glass arcade wall : Battery Park City Community Center in construction Click here to view all photos of the Battery Park City Community Center project at hanrahanMeyers.com
Digital Water Pavilion: Battery Park City Community Center is a new 60,000 square foot platinum LEED-rated building situated at the base of two new residential towers (not yet built) in Battery Park City’s North Neighborhood. The primary feature of the new center is a 550-foot long wall of glass, a Musical Membrane, facing West Street, just north of Ground Zero. The Musical Membrane is a collaboration between the architects and New York sound artist Michael J. Schumacher whose ‘tidal movements’ composition will be etched on the glass as a frit pattern / bar code. Visitors to the ballfields east of the center will walk along a promenade that passes in front of the Musical Membrane. A recording of the ‘tidal movements’ score will be played in three courtyards along the glass façade. Visitors will be able to walk along the wall and see and walk through the ‘tidal movements’ composition visually, and also hear it at the three courtyards which include sound installations of the composition.