Crescent Park / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

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  • Architects: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Principal In Charge: Mark Ripple, Allen Eskew
  • Project Manager: Amanda Rivera
  • Architect Of Record: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, Executive Architect
  • Landscape Architect & Design Lead: Hargreaves Associates
  • Design Architects Piety Wharf & Bridge: Adjaye Associates
  • Design Architects Mandeville Wharf & Bridge: Michael Maltzan Associates
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Timothy Hursley
  • Urban Design: Chan Krieger Sieniewicz
  • Structural Engineering: Kulkarni Consultants
  • Mep Engineering: Lucien T. Vivien Jr. & Associates
  • Associate Architect: St. Martin Brown & Associates
  • Associate Landscape Architect : Johanna Leibe & Associates
  • Lighting Design: Lam Partners PHA Lighting Design
  • Traffic Engineering: Urban Systems
  • Cost Estimating: C.P. O’Halloran Associates Inc.
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Text description provided by the architects. Part of a larger master plan that envisions a new, greener future for the City of New Orleans and its riverfront, Crescent Park was designed to reconnect people with the river and transform the remnants of the city’s industrial and maritime past into a verdant, accessible, community asset.

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The Park grants unparalleled physical and visual access to the river, creating an environment for locals and visitors to interact and promote a healthy, active lifestyle with unrivaled vistas of the city skyline and the picturesque Crescent City Connection Bridge.

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This 1.4-mile linear park includes 20-acres of indigenous landscaping, a network of paths suitable for walking, jogging, and biking; picnic areas, a dog park, and the adaptive reuse of two industrial wharves: the Piety Wharf and Mandeville Shed. Both structures have been stabilized and repurposed to accommodate public gatherings, festivals and the host of artistic exhibitions that take place throughout the year. In lieu of ne construction, the architects made a conscious decision to  build upon the layers of history and character that already defined the sight. A nod to the industrial past, the repurposing of both structures is a modern reinterpretation. In place of shipping and receiving goods, these two spaces provide opportunities for engagement and interaction, the exchange of ideas and conversation. By reconnecting to the river, New Orleans is following the trend of many world-class cities and exploring opportunities to restore and enhance the natural environment while simultaneously improving citizen’s quality of life.

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