Pier 55’s Thomas Heatherwick-designed park is taking shape

Courtesy
of Pier 55 Inc.

Installation is nearly complete for the $250 million pier’s
concrete supports

A park in the Hudson inches forward

The futuristic Pier
55
park designed by Thomas Heatherwick and financed by
billionaire mogul Barry Diller is taking shape on the Hudson River.
Installation of the the concrete supports, known as pots, that will
give the 2.4-acre pier its undulating look is nearing completion,
according to
Field Construction
. A recent visit by the blog shows much of
the structure’s perimeter is in place.

All told, 132 pots will be erected. Those structures arriving on
site by way of barge, shipped from upstate New York. The supports
were fabricated at the Fort Miller Company concrete plant in
Easton, N.Y. Each pot was shaped in a customer mold—the largest
of the supports rises to 30 feet and weighs a whopping 90 tons.
After making their southward journey by barge, a 350-ton crane
hoisted the pots into place in the Hudson near the Meatpacking
District.

Installation is expected to wrap up in March 2020. New Yorkers
can expect to set foot on the park, which will be realized by
landscape architect Mathews Nielsen, by spring 2021.

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Source: FS – All – Real Estate News 1
Pier 55’s Thomas Heatherwick-designed park is taking shape