Opened on June 20, 2018 in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s Domino Park is once again ready to welcome its patrons.
Designed by architect James Corner, the 2.4-hectare green space immediately stood out for its characteristics, first of all, that of having been built with many materials found inside the Domino Sugar Factory, which at the end of the nineteenth century was the largest sugar factory in the world.
The park, which immediately became a meeting point for both children and adults, has a playgroud, which imitates the old sugar factory closed in 2014, a beach volleyball court, a bowling alley, a space dedicated to fountains that play water games in the evening, a staircase where you can stop to enjoy the sun and the view and also a restaurant serving Mexican cuisine.
And since the parks in New York have never stopped being frequented even during the worst moments of the pandemic caused by the Covid-19, the authorities decided to intervene, allowing everyone to take advantage of them while complying with the rules imposed by social distancing.
For a few days, in fact, on the lawn of the park camp large white circles inside which you can be quiet and distance from other people.
The work, wanted by the local authorities to limit the possibility of contagion even in the open air, offers visitors clear visual guides that make it easier to enjoy the days without having to think too much about how it would be fairer to do so.
An intelligent work that allows people, even if only a small number due to the reduction of space, to be able to start living all the places in their cities again.