While the proposed park off the Meatpacking District, dubbed Pier55, waits for the Army Corps of Engineers and State Department’s approval, the project’s landscape architecture firm Mathews Nielsen has made small tweaks to the design. The park’s highest elevation has been lowered to 62 feet, according to Curbed, and vegetation will be very diverse. An amphitheater will be located near the back, and federal funds have been allotted for the park’s 13th Street pedestrian bridge. Construction is expected to begin in 2016.
Last September, YIMBY posted the first renderings for a new CetraRuddy-designed hotel coming to 414 West 15th Street, in the Meatpacking District. And now, we have a few more updated images of the project, which show some changes to the rooftop, and also reveal the development’s street-level appearance.
Earlier today, a permit application was submitted with the Department of Buildings to construct a 12-story office tower at 76 Eighth Avenue, on the southeastern corner of West 14th Street, in the Meatpacking District or West Village….