Resilient, Sustainable, Reverent
Award-winning landscape designers and architects respect the landscape through a light touch
A riverside park that can be walked, biked, and traveled via wheelchair takes a lot of engineering, and not just for today; New York State’s high projection for sea level rise in the Fjord Trail vicinity is 75 inches by the year 2100. Architects, artists, landscape designers, scientists, engineers, environmental remediation specialists, surveyors, and state agencies have collaborated and committed to studying the project area and designing a trail that will enhance the splendors of the Hudson Highlands while minimizing impact and focusing on resilient design—essential to all forms of planning in the face of climate change.
Summer/Fall 2022: Breakneck Connector and Bridge
The HHFT Design Team has been hard at work for some time on the Phase 1 Breakneck Connector and Bridge segment of the project. Architects and engineers from the team have been focusing much attention on design details for the bridge that will cross over the Metro-North railroad connecting the southern Shoreline Trail segment with the Breakneck Connector to the north. You can experience what a walk along the bridge could be like in this video by Gray Organschi Architecture:
SCAPE Landscape Architecture shares HHFT’s ecology-forward aesthetic and has the expertise in resilient design needed to create a riverside park that endures.
Gray Organschi Architecture's commitment to sustainable materials and low-impact construction made them the leading choice to design bridges and other necessary structures for the Fjord Trail.
Fast + Epp is a structural engineering firm with a specialization in sustainably sourced timber bridges, like the one that will take Fjord Trail visitors over the Metro-North Railroad tracks at Breakneck Ridge.
The Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail is fortunate to have an esteemed group of professionals serving on our Design Council. This group of volunteers brings a depth of experience and expertise in the areas of art, landscape design, sustainable construction, and recreational destination management. The HHFT board and staff draw inspiration and guidance from their input and we are so grateful for their commitment to the Fjord Trail vision.
Daniel J. Kramer
Frederic C. Rich
Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail wishes to thank the following creators for the use of their photography, artwork, and design on this website:
Arts & Letters Creative Co.
Bud Lavery Design
Donna Calcavecchio Illustration
Greg Miller Photography
Hudson River Museum
Michael J. McNamara
Ruben Martinez Barricarte
Ty Cole Studio
Photography: SCAPE Landscape Architecture
Map: SCAPE Landscape Architecture