New flyover video of Google’s Pier 57 shows off huge multi-level rooftop park
Renderings via RXR Realty
The transformation of Pier 57 from a former maritime port and bus garage into a modern mixed-use development is fully underway. A flyover video of the site uncovered by CityRealty last week shows off its planned 80,000-square-foot outdoor rooftop park, which claims to be the largest public outdoor space in Chelsea. Led by RXR Realty and Youngwoo & Associates, the $380 million project will bring 265,000 square feet of office space, with Google as the primary tenant.
Located on the Hudson River, the elevated rooftop park will offer 360-degree views and will be accessible through an indoor retail corridor. A new brochure released by the developers call Pier 57’s multi-level roof a “verdant oasis” with plenty of spots to play and picnic, as well as lots of walkways and open spaces.
In addition to the impressive outdoor space, Pier 57 will host a marina for motor and sailboats, kayaking and concessions. A 24,000-square-foot community and education space will sit partially in an underwater caisson at the pier, as 6sqft learned earlier this year. Some of that space will be dedicated to programs hosted by the Hudson River Park Trust, who controls the Pier, that teach children about climate change and the River.
Previously known as the “SuperPier,” Pier 57 officially topped out last June. Soon after, Google announced plans to add another 70,000 square feet of office space to its already planned 250,000 square feet.
Late chef Anthony Bourdain had plans to open a Singapore-style food hall and market at Pier 57, but backed out of the plan last December. The food market space will measure about 40,000 square feet, reduced from the initially planned 100,000 square feet.
Construction is expected to wrap up by the end of 2019. Before then, get a glimpse of what’s to come at the Chelsea site with the flyover video below: