Construction has moved along quite nicely at Pier 55, the on-again, off-again public park project funded by billionaire businessman Barry Diller planned for the Hudson River. While there was not much to show when the park broke ground in April, photos recently taken by CityRealty reveal new concrete pylons arranged in various heights. These will act as the wave-shaped floating park’s support structure.
Construction photos taken mid-July via CityRealty
Designed in collaboration between London-based Heatherwick Studio and MNLA, the 2.4-acre park is devised to look like a leaf floating in water. As new construction photos show, the pier’s concrete pylons will support its undulating topography.
Inspired by the diversity of Acadia National Park, Pier 55 will feature four different landscape typologies on each of its four corners. An amphitheater-like area will offer space for live performance and public art, as well as community events.
If construction continues to progress, pile-driving work at Pier 55 will finish in 2019, with the completed park scheduled to open the following year.
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Construction photos via CityRealty; Renderings via Heatherwick Studio
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