Pier 55 in Chelsea, Renamed ‘Little Island’

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The west side of Manhattan is about to get even more spectacular. The brand new park above the Hudson is designed by Hearherwick Studio.  The park sits in the shadows of nearby, wildly successful ‘High Line’ and anchored by newly built Jetsons megalopolis aka Hudson Yards.

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The 2.3-acre park will cost approximately $250 million, which was donated mostly from Barry Diller and Diane von Fürstenberg’s joint foundation.

Image courtesy of NYC Parks.

The park/island will include a 700-seat amphitheater, 132 pot-shaped structures suspended above water and a unique elevated foundation. The park will be managed by the city, state, Hudson River Park Trust and Diller and von Furstenberg’s foundation.

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The project has been in a bit of a tug of war in Albany but is expected to move quickly now.  The city has said the park will be open in Spring of 2021.  For more info head to LittleIsland.org.


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