Location:  NY
Client: NYC Parks

The Old Croton Aqueduct, completed in 1842, was one of America’s great engineering achievements and contributed to New York City becoming a thriving metropolis. The gravity-fed tunnel carried water 41 miles from the Croton Dam in northern Westchester to a Distributing Reservoir at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

City of New York Parks & Recreation, in consultation with DEP, commissioned Nancy Owens Studio with Laurel Marx to design an interpretive signage system for the 15-mile portion of the Aqueduct Walk that passes through New York City. The three-sided interpretive sign structures are sited at significant locations along the trail.

Additional consultants include FTL Design Engineering Studio, architect and historian Kevin Bone, and Gail Karlsson, copy editor.