Rendering: Heatherwick Studio
The large concrete pots that form the foundation of Thomas Heatherwick’s Pier 55 park over the Hudson River are close to completion. As reported by New York YIMBY, these massive, funnel-shaped components are anchored to a number of individual concrete piers and create a striking appearance from the shore. They serve to support the pier’s undulating, rolling terrain and varying topographical elevations, which will eventually be covered in a lush landscape of vegetation and greenery. The 2.7-acre park features a total of 425 piles and is being managed by the Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT). Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, P.C. is designing the landscaping.