Pier 57 recognized in 2022 New York State Historic Preservation Awards

Congratulations to the Pier 57 team for winning an award for Excellence in Historic Building Rehabilitation in the 2022 New York State Historic Preservation Awards!

Organized by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the awards program recognizes projects and individuals that have contributed to the preservation and adaptive reuse of historic places. See all of the award winners HERE.

The Pier was originally completed in 1954, built by the New York City Marine and Aviation Department. It served as a shipping terminal for a number of years before succumbing to the decline in the city’s maritime industry. It then served as a parking garage for the city’s buses for three decades. In 2004 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

We were proud to lead a team in the renovation and restoration of the pier into a new mixed-use destination. The building now includes 320,000 sq. ft. of office space for Google, two performance venues, and a 100-seat capacity restaurant and tasting room. Retail anchors the ground floor, and the rooftop has been transformed into an 80,000 sq. ft. public park with an outdoor screening venue.

Congrats on this big award to our client RXR and to the Handel team: Gary Handel, Frank Fusaro, Rick Kearns, Jessica Levine, Tom Florkewicz, Kai-Yu Yu, Shima Miabadi, PJ Ross, David Woshinsky, Tony Donofrio, Chun Hsu, Esteban Penzo, Shaun Shih, Jonathan Morefield, Mat Leung, Sarah Smith, Mindy Shields, and Mikhail Kim.

See all of Handel Architects' Adaptive Reuse and Renovation work HERE.

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