First Nine Pilings Completed for Pier55 Public Park Off Meatpacking District

Pier55Latest rendition Pier55, rendering via Curbed

Construction on the first nine piles has been completed for the 2.7-acre park, dubbed Pier55, planned in the Hudson River. The location is near the Meatpacking District off West 13th Street. The pilings mark the end of the first phase of construction, DNAinfo reported. The public park is expected to have grassy hills, vegetation, recreational space with paths and seating, and an amphitheater. The London-based design firm Heatherwick Studio and New York-based Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects are behind the design. A partnership between The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation and the Hudson River Part Trust is developing the project. The pedestrian bridge connecting the park to Manhattan will be built by the city. Completion is expected in 2019.

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Pier55. Photo via Pier55 Inc.

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1 Comment on "First Nine Pilings Completed for Pier55 Public Park Off Meatpacking District"

  1. New field in the water with piles, so scenery must be changed by superdesign by Pier55.

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