Which they plan to do with a bit of terrace shrubbery, wooden pillars and some limestone.
In order to situate the hotel and condos less conspicuously within the park, the buildings will use a "step up" design, meaning a tiered network of terraces. This allows for better views, as well as plenty of mini gardens to "green up" the place a little more.
On the exterior, limestone from Maine will be used for its ability to reflect the sunlight in different ways throughout the day. As the writer puts it:
"Ferry passengers and drivers crossing the Brooklyn Bridge will see a building near the water that changes with the light from the river, burning brown in late afternoon sun and cooling off in the early morning."
Oooh. How romantic. And finally, supporting columns will be finished in wood to further enhance the natural look of the property.
Ultimately, the hotel and condos are intended to "respect the park, not overwhelm it." And as the architect himself told the WSJ:
"We want the park to come into the building. The public benefit is that the building is going to blend with the park. That's a very important part of the design. We didn't want the building to draw too much attention to itself. We wanted it to be a good neighbor."
Nice to hear about such a polite hotel in this day and age.