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Old Posted Mar 25, 2018, 10:13 PM
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yesterday — looks like something is happening again!


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Construction restarts at Pier 55 offshore park with new walkways in place


APRIL 17, 2018
BY MICHELLE COHEN


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After years of drama, during which the project was declared dead, then given new life, construction on the public park anchored in the Hudson River (also known as Pier 55 and Diller Island), is now moving forward as evidenced by a site photo taken by CityRealty this week showing two walkways leading to the pier from Hudson River Park now in place. As 6sqft reported last October, the Pier 55 project spearheaded by media mogul Barry Diller was rebooted with Diller’s renewed commitment, complete with the backing of his recent legal foes, former ointment-fly Douglas Durst and Governor Andrew Cuomo.
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Old Posted Jun 2, 2018, 7:58 PM
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this odd, but fantastic pier project is definately back to life and well underway —- thanks for hanging in there, fighting and being patient barry diller!






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Old Posted Jun 2, 2018, 10:37 PM
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closer up — from a couple weeks ago:














just south is the future gansevoort park work being done on the former sanitation pier







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So I guess I had no real idea that this is very much under construction...but this is very much under construction

photo from yesterday by me
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I'm having trouble properly embedding today
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Yes! So glad reason actually persevered for once.
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2018, 10:13 AM
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lots of activity yesterday at the pier site and gansevoort park site just to the south












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NYC's best non-skyscraper project
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Thomas Heatherwick’s Iconic Pier 55 Park Begins To Rise Above The Hudson River In Chelsea

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A part of Chelsea Piers that saw historic ocean liners RMS Lusitania and RMS Mauretania sail out of New York, as well as the arrival of The Titanic’s survivors aboard The Carpathia in 1912, is finally ready to begin its new life. Cunard’s former Pier 54 is now being transformed into an iconic floating park above the Hudson River called Pier 55, designed by Thomas Heatherwick.

Since its inception, the 2.7 acre project has been met with a stir of controversy due to a number of reasons. Funding from the state of New York has been problematic, construction delays and engineering challenges with the US Army Corps of Engineering have added to the drama, as have claims that work overlooked effects on marine wildlife, as alleged by the City Club of New York. The cost has ballooned from $35 million when first announced to $250 million today.

Pier 55 was nearly scrapped last September, but was revived a month later thanks to a deal between Governor Cuomo and media mogul and philanthropist Barry Diller, the founder of The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, who already donated $113 million towards the project. The rescue came within the scope of agreeing to completion of Hudson River Park from Battery Park City to 59th Street.

There will be two accessible path that go over the water and connect the park, which sits 186 feet beyond the edge of Manhattan. The hollow arched steel structure of the Cunard building, which is still standing, will be preserved as the gateway of one of the leading paths to Pier 55. The piles vary in height above the water and will sit below the bowl-shaped pier car that creates the projects signature design, similar to Heatherwick’s “1000 Trees” project in Shanghai, China.

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This spot will give a great view of that cool modernist Fireboat House too:

FDNY Marine Company 1 Fireboat 343 with Marine 1 Alpha quick response fireboat and Marine 1 Bravo EMS boat
by Christopher Ebdon, on Flickr
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in the rain --- from the highline park.





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