Flushing Meadows Corona Park Natatorium and Ice Rink

Queens, New York

Client

New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

Completion

2007

Cost

66.3 million dollars

Awards

AISC's 2009 IDEAS2 Awards, Winner of the National Award in the $15 Million to $75 Million category

Built for the NYC Parks Department and now commonly called the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink, this unique 110,000 square foot (10,220 sq. m) facility houses a natatorium as well as an indoor skating rink. The pool is a full 50 meter (164 ft) Olympic size and the ice rink meets NHL specifications. The distinctive cable-stayed roof supported on two tall masts allows the clear interior spaces needed for the pool and rink. Geiger Engineers was the structural engineer for the Project and also developed a detailed erection procedure.