This week, the Hudson River Park Trust officially opened Pier 26 in Tribeca, the first new public pier to debut within Hudson River Park this decade. Designed by landscape architect OLIN, the pier will serve multiple uses including public recreation, educational programming, and ecological support for plant species native to the island of Manhattan.
New renderings have been revealed of the Hudson River Park Trust’s plans to transform the mostly vacant, 800-foot-long Pier 26, located in the Hudson River off TriBeCa, between North Moore and Hubert streets, into a public park. The $30 million overhaul would include a maritime education center, known as an estuarium, multiple landscaped areas with different kinds of vegetation, walking paths, seating, and playgrounds. The overhaul is getting equal financing from the city, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, and Citigroup, through a donation. OLIN Studio, a landscape architecture firm, is designing much of the pier, although Rafael Viñoly’s firm is designing the estuarium building. The plans are not final, although construction is anticipated to begin in roughly a year, Tribeca Citizen reported.
The Hudson River Park Trust plans to redevelop the vacant Pier 26 in Tribeca, between North Moore and Laight Streets, into a science center and park space, according to The New York Times. Last week, it was announced that Rafael Viñoly will be designing the education and research facility, and OLIN will be the landscape designer. The $30 million project is being equally funded by Citigroup, the City, and, pending request, the LMDC. Completion is expected by early 2019.