A new pier park called Pier 97 will be designed by !melk on the Hudson River in NYC, and will feature historical ship infrastructure while aiming to establish a popular waterfront destination for the community.
Currently in the design development stage, the park is due to start construction in February 2021 and is expected to open in March 2024.
Spanning a huge site of 3 acres, !melk‘s plan includes the provision of historic ship infrastructure, pedestrian and bicycle circulation, integration with adjacent park spaces, year-round visual interest and usability, and amenities for a wide variety of uses and age groups.
The design encourages user circulation through carefully considered routes, providing a variety of views within the landscape and delivering park users to specific activities, programs, or spaces.
The intent is to have a fully utilised and activated pier park that is integrated with both previously completed park sections and the adjacent New York State route 9a bikeway and roadway.
Via designboom | Images courtesy of !melk