East River Development Plan

East River Development Plan

The East River Walk is part of a larger system planned to connect Manhattan’s waterfront and make it accessible to the public.  However, the location of this particular segment creates a unique opportunity.  The backdrop of the raised UN campus, as opposed to the FDR back lit by the grid of Manhattan, makes the river feel more prominent and powerful.  Combined with the iconic nature of the UN itself, and presence of a vocal and organized community from the surrounding neighborhoods of the east side, the East River Walk promenade is witness to a unique coming together of natural and cultural forces.


Location: New York, NY
Client: United Nations Development Corporation
Competition Winner: 2004

Project Team

Allied Works Architecture, Architect
GGN, Landscape Architect
ARUP, Engineers


Research and Planning


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