The realization of a temporary race venue at Jones Beach, and 50 acres of new parkland, amounts to little more than re-grading and re-landscaping the area indicated in yellow.
The area highlighted in yellow represents approximately 100 acres, which is 5+ feet (1.5+ meters) lower than the roadway area highlighted in blue. (Except at the north entrance of parking field 4 (right). Likely requiring a l
The roadway, in blue, is 5+ feet (1.5+m) higher than the parking fields and unimproved land highlighted in yellow.
The New York State Revitalization Plan has converted areas of the park and foresees converting acres of land north of Ocean Parkway.
This proposal simply involves converting (improving) a larger amount of parkland, resulting in a park within the park.
Rendering this area dual-use, with the addition of a wide ribbon of asphalt as a functional element of the park, which can also be used to host a global motorsports event.
Re-grading parking fields 3 and 4, approximately 44 acres combined.
There is sufficient vertical space for sub-surface materials, drainage, and layers of special asphalt to form the circuit surfaces while constituting the new asphalt surface of the parking fields themselves.
Parking field lines can be removed and replaced annually.
The area highlighted in yellow is 5+ feet (1.5+ m) lower than the surrounding area.
Re-grading the areas highlighted in green to the general height (elevation) of the re-graded asphalt-covered parking fields.
Creating 50 acres of new parkland. A park within the park. US GP JB
Unimproved land, in between fields 3 & 4 and to the west of field 3 (middle), can be re-graded to the general height (elevation) of the asphalt-covered parking fields.
Then, re-landscaped with modified, resistant, evergreen grass forming
50 acres of new parkland. - A park within the park. US GP JB
Dual-use ribbon of asphalt. US GP JB
> The long straight of Ocean Parkway.
The following modification would be required to realize a temporary race venue at Jones Beach. See area bracketed in yellow.
The mostly narrow median along 4,600 feet of Ocean Parkway would need to be removed to create a 50 foot (15 meters) wide roadway needed in a Formula One circuit.
Note: Historic Precedent.
Both Ocean Parkway and the median have undergone many transformations over the past 90 years.
The roadway, bracketed in yellow, can be re-graded and re-paved as one continuous surface.
Subsequently, wide, reinforced, interlocking concrete barriers can be installed on Ocean Parkway to separate the east and westbound traffic.
> Garage/PIT complex
The second proposed modification involves the clearing of approximately
6 acres located to the West Bathhouse's left.
This area could accommodate a temporary, multi-level structure of
modular / steel frame construction.
Once the area is cleared, all utilities could be brought to the site.
Asphalt and concrete surfaces could be poured, creating the foundation, on which a temporary structure can be erected then dismantled annually.
The garage/PIT structure can be approached
in one of three ways:
If Formula One has taught us anything over the years, nothing is impossible, as F1 has proven itself as the master of temporary technologies, allowing F1 to move around the globe effortlessly.
A multi-level temporary structure of modular/steel-frame construction could be erected and dismantled annually as done in The Principality of Monaco.
It is precisely this type of modular construction, which could very well be the basis for allowing the structure to remain, knowing that, if needed, the entire structure could be dismantled and removed.
A mix of steel-frame and modular construction could be
over-engineered for longevity and designed for multi-use.
The garage level could be designed with a higher ceiling
allowing it to be used by the Parks Department as an indoor sports complex for the remainder of the year. A visual example >
of how a modular multi-use garage/sports complex may appear, with a high ceiling, garage doors, and filled with temporary
Within this project's scope, it is conceivable for a conforming, permanent, multi-purpose building to be constructed at this location.
> This photo is to demonstrate how the multi-use interior could appear. Of course, the exterior would be conforming to the parks brick art-deco architecture. Or, there can be a departure towards modern architecture, which has been successfully applied at historical sites around the world including Paris, Venice, and London.
Whether a semi-permanent-modular or permanent structure, the garage would be multi-use, functioning as the garage during the race and indoor sports complex, public-use space the remainder of the year.
Such a structure would bring life to this area of the park
year-round and lead to, for example, the Jones Beach Tennis Club.
In the scenario of a semi-permanent-modular or permanent multi-level structure, the second and third levels would be a combination of seating, hospitality suites, and offices.
The second level offices could be utilized by the Parks Department, while select spaces on the ocean-side of the structure providing beach & ocean views could bepublic-use spaces.
Facing the pit row and the circuit on the north side and the F1 Paddock on the south side, this garage/PIT complex would also have the value-added benefit of the summer wind and panoramic views the beach and Atlantic Ocean.
A semi-permanent-modular or permanent structure could also be hybrid in nature.
Whereby, the permanent multi-use garage level is engineered as a foundation, on top of which, a mix of temporary seating and finished, over-engineered modular sections constituting hospitality suites and offices could be installed forming the second and third levels of the PIT complex, then removed after the race, assuring the structure maintains a low profile.
The many modular sections could be stored in a proposed climate-controlled building (out of sight) at the park's northernmost section or the park's secluded maintenance yard east of Zach's Bay.
A new underground walkway tunnel will be needed
to the west of the three existing tunnels to connect the 50 acres of new parkland
with the beachfront boardwalk.
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