Battery Park City, The Visionaire

Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), and fire protection services for The Visionaire—a 33-story condominium tower in Battery Park City in New York.


  • Size: 500,000 square feet
  • Construction Cost: $120 million
  • Client: Albanese Development Corporation
  • Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, SLCE Architects
  • Completion Date: 2009

This 500,000-square-foot tower includes 251 condominiums as well as 4,200 square feet of ground-floor retail space. It also includes 40,000 square feet of office space for the headquarters of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, which operates 32 acres of open public space at the southern tip of Manhattan, New York.

This building is conditioned by a direct-gas-fired absorption plant. Each apartment is ventilated with air that has been dehumidified and tempered from a central ventilation system with an enthalpy wheel energy recovery system. In-building blackwater treatment and stormwater storage systems provide nonpotable building water. This building also employs local power generation using photovoltaic panels and a 60-kilowatt microturbine.

Exterior Image © Dbox
Interior Images © David Brinn Williams