Hunters Point South Waterfront Park in New York City is Kebony’s first notable development as we expand production in the US with our distribution partner, Pine River Group.
The park, perched on the bank of the East River, provides panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and the East River corridor was identified by New York City Department of Parks and Recreation as an area for regeneration. Previously an area of post-industrial wasteland, the park was designed to reflect the site’s industrial heritage and spectacular views with sustainability incorporated throughout. Kebony’s use as the material for the decking throughout the park turned out to be entirely suitable for the specific design requirements as well as the weather.
The park opened after a turbulent and lengthy construction process, which was halted by the extensive damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Durability and longevity therefore featured high on the agenda of those designing and building this project for preventative reasons and in defiance of extreme weather events.
Our Southern Yellow-Pine for the decking was a considered choice by the architects for its highly durable properties that will not deteriorate in even adverse weather conditions. With its elongated life span, strength, increased protection against shrinkage and outstanding environmental credentials, we were the only choice. The silver-gray patina which Kebony develops when exposed to weather is an attractive complement to the riverside setting of the park.
The use of Kebony at Hunter’s Point demonstrates the versatility, durability and aesthetic value of the product. We’ll be working closely with our partner