New York, NY, October 28, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s first space dedicated to active recreation, has transformed what was once a shipping and storage area into a multipurpose sports field with versatile, unique, and welcoming sporting and spectator areas through the inventive use of Shade Systems’ sail canopies.
Pier 5 encompasses 5 acres of artificial turf, accommodating soccer, rugby, lacrosse, cricket, and ultimate Frisbee sporting events. Further reinforcing the sustainable design, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy engaged structural engineers HNTB Corporation to develop a plan to shade the area so that it is more hospitable for sports activity, players and spectators alike. The result was a multi-functional network of lighting structures and canopy systems enabling night games after dusk that also create comfortably shaded areas during the day.
The innovative canopy design configuration consists of 26 custom-designed fabric shade canopies, 13 lining each of the northern and southern sidelines of the pier. The canopies provide visitors with protection from the sun’s dangerous U.V. rays and cooling shade when watching an event or game.
Per HNTB design specifications, Shade Systems developed custom canopies and connections that anchor onto existing lighting infrastructure, thereby creating a dual purpose: lighting the field at night while providing usability during the hottest times of the year. Mr. Zoli was likewise very happy with the outcome of the Canopies project, and said: “The shades were well received. The canopies enhance the functionality of the environment and make the area more versatile. It feels noticeably different in hot weather when under the canopies.”
Mayor Bloomberg was exuberant during the Brooklyn Bridge Park groundbreaking, “As huge of a success Brooklyn Bridge Park has been, its brightest days are still ahead.”
About Shade Systems
Shade Systems is the premier manufacturer of heavy-duty outdoor shade structures designed to help protect people and property from the harmful effects of the sun's dangerous U.V. (Ultra-Violet) rays. Alan Bayman, President and CEO of Shade Systems, Inc., leads the shade industry with over 25 years of manufacturing experience in the outdoor public use products industry. "The Shade Systems team is focused on providing its market with the highest manufacturing standards and dedication to customer satisfaction in the outdoor shade structure arena," Alan was quoted as saying. As testimony to its commitment to the strictest quality standards, Shade Systems offers a 20 year limited warranty on all its structural steel frames, and a 10 year limited warranty on its CoolNetTM shade fabric.
For more information, please contact Shade Systems at 1-800-609-6066.