New Renderings of Six-Acre Pier 5 Uplands at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Bridge ParkPier 5 Uplands at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Rendering: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, via Curbed NY

A new stretch of Brooklyn Bridge Park, which straddles the mouth of the East River along Brooklyn Heights, will come online later this year. Renderings of the six-acre plot, called Pier 5 Uplands and located between Joralemon and Montague streets, have been revealed at Curbed NY.

The new public park space will feature a 35-foot-tall bern, lawns, new vegetation, a “rain garden,” seated areas, and paved pathways. Along Furman Street, there will be a single-story building constructed for the park’s operations. Another, smaller boathouse structure will be built for with community facility space and restrooms. Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates is the landscape architect and Architecture Research Office (ARO) is responsible for the new buildings.

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Construction in August 2016 on Pier 5 Uplands at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Image: Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

4 Comments on "New Renderings of Six-Acre Pier 5 Uplands at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights"

  1. The ground already engaged the six-acre plot in Brooklyn Heights, city green garden and natural views from above very nice.

  2. Andrew Porter | January 20, 2017 at 12:57 pm |

    I’m shocked that they’ve broken down and actually given some space for grass and sitting, as opposed to all the other activity areas. Although they could very well have built that service building into the side of the berm.

    Note that the long strip on the right is the “picnic peninsula,” a long strip of bring-your-own-charcoal barbecue pits, which has been very successful since opening.

  3. Nice rendering. There are berths but no boats at the berths. Am I misreading the rendering?

  4. @tom the docks are right there, that part is not rendered and is a photo. The photo was probably taken either before the marina was opened or after the marina closed for the season (it’s seasonal).

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