Pier 57 wins a Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award

We are excited to announce that Handel Architects' project Pier 57 has won a Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award from the New York Landmarks Conservancy!

The Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award celebrates projects in New York City that support the New York Landmarks Conservancy's mission to preserve the city's architectural history and legacy. The award is, given to projects that demonstrate excellence in the restoration, preservation, or adaptive use of historic buildings, streetscapes, and landscapes that preserve commercial, residential, institutional, religious, and public buildings.

Originally designed by American architect and civil engineer Emil Praeger in the early 1950’s, Pier 57 was the largest dock ever built by the City of New York. The pier served as a shipping terminal for a number of years before succumbing to the decline in the city’s maritime industry. It served as a parking garage for the city’s buses for three decades, and had been vacant since 2003. In 2004 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 2011 a team was engaged to lead the renovation and restoration of the pier into a new mixed-use destination.

It now includes 320,000 sq. ft. of office space, 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.

Pier 57 and the other winners this year will be recognized at an awards ceremony at St. Bartholomew's Church in Manhattan on April 19th. Read more about the award and ceremony here.

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