Heliostat Teardrop Park
Teardrop Park is a public park in downtown Manhattan, in Battery Park City near to the site of the World Trade Center. The park is surrounded by tall buildings, which causes limited sunshine in this heavily shaded park.
In search for a solution, Carpenter Norris Consulting designed huge circular solar mirrors, Ø 240cm, to reflect the sun. Three mirrors are mounted on the top of a residential apartment building in Battery Park City, overlooking the Teardrop Park. The mirrors move with the position of the sun. Seen from the ground, the mirrors look like three mini-suns hovering over the building.
Kersten Europe delivered the frame for the mirrors. RHS 160x120x6mm bent over the X-axis.