Trinity Church Bridge
Across from historic Trinity Church in lower Manhattan, LHPA designed a three-level parish house by joining two office buildings, one five stories and the other 30, and using an existing air shaft to create a skylit foyer and central stair. The parish house includes offices, classrooms, and dining rooms for 250 people, closed circuit TV and exhibit systems for historic communion vessels and early rectors' vestments. Maintaining the context and integrity of landmarked Trinity Church was a prime concern.
Trinity Church Pedestrian Bridge spans busy Trinity Place and links the church with its parish house. Here, too, historic context was important. The lacy, flat-arched 85 foot long structure was inspired by the cast iron bridge, which spanned Broadway in 1866. It was fabricated with arc-welded steel and ornamental iron railings that are formed with a series of cross braces and bronze medallions etched with Trinity’s coat of arms. The bridge design frames the view down Trinity Place, one of the area’s last open vistas.
- Award of Excellence, American Institute of Architects
- Prize Bridge Award, American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.
- Certificate of Engineering Excellence, New York Association of Consulting Engineers
- A Periodical Advancing Arc Welding Design and Practice; The Welding Innovation Quarterly
- God's Stronghold At Mammon's Door; The New York Times
- Trinity Church Pedestrian Bridge: It Wasn't There Yesterday!; Modern Steel in Construction
- A Footbridge From Another Era; The New York Times
- A Snail's Pace: Public Projects And Bureaucracy; The New York Times
- After 11 Years, Footbridge in Final Step; New York Newsday
- Taking on A Small Challenge; Engineering News Record
- Footbridge to Join Trinity Church, Offices; New York Construction News
- 80 Feet of Steel- Trinity's Bridge; The New York Times
- A Trinity Church Plot to Get Computer-Age Building; The New York Times