East River State Park

Brooklyn, New York

On October 29, 2012 Superstorm Sandy came ashore, sending a 14 foot storm surge into areas of New York City. It swamped public transit, flooded lower Manhattan, and took out power to much of the southern portion of the city. At the time, Sandy became the second costliest hurricane in US history.

East River Park in Brooklyn, NY is a beautiful waterfront park that encompasses 7 acres along the East River and features beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline, as well as remnants of the site's historic past as a 19th century shipping dock. It also flooded in the storm, however it did not go dark. The 50 Discera solar luminaires remained lit.

The Selux Discera Solar was selected for this waterfront park for its excellent illumination and sustainable design. Discera Solar can withstand severe weather conditions where traditional lighting fails, providing light to even the hardest hit areas of New York in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The lights and their mountings endured the high winds and illuminated the area thanks to the self-contained electrical work kept well above the rising flood waters.

client State of New York

landscape architect RGR Landscape Architects

photographer Jonathan Intravaia

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