Construction update: Google’s Pier 57 expansion gets glassed

Posted On Tue, January 24, 2017 By

Posted On Tue, January 24, 2017 By In adaptive reuse, Architecture, Chelsea, Landscape Architecture, Major Developments, Meatpacking District

Pier 57 now showing some skin; Photo: CityRealty

Work is moving along at the waterfront development that is rehabilitating and revitalizing Pier 57, Manhattan’s new “SuperPier;” newly-installed, canted glass panels can be seen along the pier’s rows of exterior columns, CityRealty reports. The $350 million transformation of the former freight terminal, a joint venture by Young Woo & Associates and RXR will include 250,000 square feet of offices for Google, a 170,000-square-foot food market curated by Anthony Bourdain and provide an elevated two-acre park with a rooftop movie and performance amphitheater. The project’s design is being handled by Handel Architects and !Melk Landscape Architecture and Urban Design.


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As 6sqft previously reported, Google signed on as the pier’s primary tenant in December of 2015; the new expansion office space is expected to bring 1,000 employees to the pier. The food hall will offer more than 100 different stalls with culinary offerings from around the world.

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Pier 57; !Melk, Handel Architects, RXR Realty, Young Woo & Associates

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!Melk, Handel Architects

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!Melk, Handel Architects

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Rooftop Park; !Melk, Handel Architects

The original 900-foot-long, 450,000 square-foot building opened in 1954 just as New York’s once-booming maritime industries were winding down. After turns as a bus depot and a vacant space that played occasional host to art installations and events, the Hudson River Park Trust leased the site to the developers for 97 years in a deal that could bring in nearly $220 million in revenue. After seeking proposals in 2008 the Trust brought the current team on board.

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Google Earth rendering with Pier 57, CityRealty

Nearby, Pier 57 is surrounded by development activity: Just to the south, construction is progressing on the $130 million revitalization of Pier 55, a public park and arts venue project privately funded by Barry Diller with completion expected in early 2019. Site preparation has begun on a 130,000 square-foot office tower designed by Studio Gang and developed by William Gottlieb Real Estate and Aurora Capital at West 14th Street and Ninth Avenue.

[Via CityRealty]

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