Independent research shows the site has historically had a relationship with the water’s edge. At the turn-of-the-century it was the location of Clason Point Park, an amusement park with an enormous saltwater pool known as “the Inkwell.” At mid century, it was remade as Shorehaven Beach Club – which also had a colossal outdoor pool fed from the waters of the East River. I conceptualized my project as a response to these episodes in the site’s history, ghosting in these water features and riffing on the post-and-deck construction of the earlier buildings. The building is an infrastructural bridge that spans between the boat launch and the park. Beneath the bridge, a decked marketplace focused around a reflecting pool meets the water. A sheltered harbor invites visitors by kayak and rowboat from the adjacent parks. A colonnaded walk stitches the scheme together, marking a pathway from the road to the ferry pier.