Battery Parking Garage

New York, NY

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The Battery Parking Garage was built under the direction of Robert Moses in 1950 concurrent with the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel. More recently, an addition to the garage was built, which created a variety of entrance possibilities, though none of these are readily recognizable. The Metropolitan Transit Authority and Central Parking, along with Russell Design have been tasked with rectifying the wayfinding and identification needs of this garage and its rental car tenants. The main challenge was to get drivers to notice the various entrances into the garage. Once inside, graphically consistent wayfinding signage unifies the very different architectural styles of the two buildings.

Russell Design
Role: Environmental Graphic Designer
Client: Metropolitan Transit Authority & Central Parking Systems