Projects in Planning - Pier 55

Projects in Planning: Pier 55

On Tuesday, April 23, Open House New York will present Projects in 'Planning: Pier 55,' a special presentation with Paul Westwood, Project Lead, Heatherwick Studio; Signe Nielsen, Principal, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects; and Celine Armstrong, Executive Project Manager, Pier 55.

Inspired by the structural remains of the old wooden piers that used to line the Hudson River waterfront, Pier 55 fuses 280 concrete piles together in a tessellating pattern to form the park's topography. Once completed, the hilly landscape will host more than a hundred native tree and plant species in more than three acres of parkland.

Pier 55 will also have an outdoor theater for over 700 people, along with a smaller performance space for 200, and many pathways and viewing platforms offering unique vantage points of the New York City skyline. The project is expected to open in spring 2021.

The presentation is part of 'Projects in Planning,' an ongoing series of talks organized by Open House New York that explores a single project in its early stages of development, to help deepen public understanding of how major projects in New York City are designed and built.

Image: Courtesy of Pier 55

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