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Smile NEW YORK | Pier 26 (Overhaul)

Check Out Renderings for Pier 26's $30 Million Makeover

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Vast expanses of greenery, an elevated walkway, sandy dunes — and decks fitted with netting meant for lounging — are all part of the plans for Pier 26's $30 million overhaul.

Preliminary designs for the 800-foot pier at North Moore Street were revealed for the first time Wednesday evening during a Community Board 1 meeting of the TriBeCa committee.

"We have aspirations of this being iconic," said Lucinda Sanders, the CEO of OLIN — a landscape architecture and urban design firm responsible for the plans — during her presentation to the board.

The long-stalled revamp of the pier — now empty, aside from the new City Vineyard restaurant and boathouse at its base — was envisioned to encompass both a variety of "ecological habitats" and a place for both passive and active recreation. The concept was shaped by community input, and architects were praised Wednesday evening for incorporating residents' suggestions.

The ecological theme reflects another key, yet-to-be construction feature of the pier — a maritime education center, called an estuarium, that will also run educational programming on the pier. The design of the estuarium, which will sit at the base of the pier, was not part of Wednesday's presentation.

One of the more unique features of the pier — which Sanders said, like all of the potential plans, was "aspirational" — is a wide swath of "lounge netting," a pliable feature that would let people feel a little closer to the water. The netting might need another layer of netting below, to catch debris, or a fallen cellphone.

Below the elevated walkway and netting area, architects are hoping to create something of a wetlands, that would attract birds and other wildlife — animals that would then be viewable by visitors above.

The pier is also slated to have elevated pathways through trees, walkways "inspired by being in the woods," Sanders said.

The pier revamp will cost just over $30 million, with financing that's already secured, via $10 million from the city, $10 million from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, and a $10 million donation from Citigoup, which has offices just off the pier, said Madelyn Wils, president of the Hudson River Park Trust.

Committee members said they were overwhelmingly impressed with the designs Wednesday evening.

"It's great, it's beautiful, no ifs, ands, or buts," said CB1 member Jeff Erlich.

The architects said they would come back to the board as their plans progress.







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A nice PDF full of the good stuff for this project: https://www.scribd.com/document/3343...l-1#from_embed
     
     
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Pier 26 Officially Opens To The Public In Tribeca









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This week, the Hudson River Park Trust officially opened Pier 26 in Tribeca, the first new public pier to debut within Hudson River Park this decade. Designed by landscape architect OLIN, the pier will serve multiple uses including public recreation, educational programming, and ecological support for plant species native to the island of Manhattan.

“Seven years in the making, we are proud to open this entirely unique pier at a time when Hudson River Park has taken on new importance for so many in the face of the current health crisis—providing a much-needed oasis in a city with limited green space,” said Madelyn Wils, president and CEO of Hudson River Park Trust. “By designing a pier that brings New Yorkers closer to the city’s natural wildlife and habitat, we hope to offer critical hands-on learning opportunities for students, places to play, and plenty of quiet spots for people to take in the nature around them.”

Located between Hubert and N. Moore Streets, the pier’s principal feature is an engineered representation of a rocky tidal marsh. Known as Tide Deck, the area spans 15,000 square feet and is intended to heighten awareness of the wildlife and habitat originally found within Hudson River Park and the surrounding Estuarine Sanctuary. A cantilevered walkway above this area offers uninterrupted views of the Lower Manhattan skyline and the river.

Other features of the pier include a sunning lawn, a children’s sports court, multiple lounge areas, and a trail surrounded by native plant life.
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