Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Emily Roebling Plaza Takes Shape In DUMBO

Work is taking shape on the $8 million Emily Roebling Plaza underneath the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBOBrooklyn. The final component of the 1.3-mile-long Brooklyn Bridge Park complex designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc., the plaza honors Emily Roebling, who supervised the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge and became the first person to cross it in a horse-drawn carriage after its opening on May 24, 1883. The 2-acre park, located right off of Water Street near the DUMBO Brooklyn Bridge Park ferry terminal, broke ground amid a snowstorm on December 9, 2020.

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