LOT EK, beyer blinder belle, west 8 to design pier 57, new york
 
LOT EK, beyer blinder belle, west 8 to design pier 57, new york
aug 18, 2009

LOT EK, beyer blinder belle, west 8 to design pier 57, new york

pier 57, new york by LOT -EK, beyer blinder belle and west 8

LOT-EK, beyer blinder belle and west 8 have been selected as the design team for hudson river park’s pier 57 at 15th street and the hudson river as part of the development group led by new york‐based real estate developer youngwoo & associates (YWA).

the 375,000 square foot vacant, former passenger ship terminal will be transformed into a world‐class cultural center, small business incubator, and public park, including a dramatic rooftop venue for the tribeca film festival. the plan builds on the successes of the adjacent high line park, west chelsea arts district, meatpacking entertainment and retail district, and hudson river park itself. it will create more than a third of a mile of new public waterfront access around the pier’s perimeter.

design elements include: restoration of the historic pier, which preserves the existing three‐level structure while making it open and transparent by glazing the existing sectional doors which define its perimeter; an open ground floor and glass‐walled atrium along the hudson river park greenway; an open‐air public market housed in recycled shipping containers and positioned around a central promenade that extends 15th street wesward through the pier and up to a new 2.5‐acre ‘skypark’ on the roof that will afford views of the city skyline and hudson river from 60 feet above water. uses will include a contemporary culture center for fine art and performances, more than 200 ‘work‐sell’ spaces for small businesses, restaurants, cafés, and opportunities for waterborne recreation.

LOT EK, beyer blinder belle, west 8 to design pier 57, new york pier 57, new york

LOT EK, beyer blinder belle, west 8 to design pier 57, new york pier 57, new york

LOT EK, beyer blinder belle, west 8 to design pier 57, new york pier 57, new york

LOT EK, beyer blinder belle, west 8 to design pier 57, new york pier 57, new york

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