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Pier55, 2014–2018 (anticipated completion date)

This is a Pier55. It was designed by Heatherwick Studio and Thomas Heatherwick and made for (as the client) Hudson River Park Trust. It is dated 2014–2018 (anticipated completion date).

How do you build a public park and performance space that is suspended above water?
Pier55 extends into the Hudson River on Manhattan’s West Side. Inspired by wooden piles peppering the water, the competition-winning design inserts concrete columns to support an undulating green landscape featuring indigenous plants and an open-air amphitheater. The square-shaped topography—both public park and world-class performance space—is positioned perpendicular to the city’s grid in dynamic relationship with the riverside walkway and surrounding streets. The project is scheduled for completion in 2018.

It is credited Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio.

  • UK Pavilion, 2007–2010
  • acrylic rods, seeds, plywood, aluminum, rubber, fiber optics, artificial turf.
  • Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio.
  • HSP.39

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