Pier 57

Client RXR Realty, Young Woo Associates
Location New York City, NY
Status Under Construction

Pier 57 is being transformed into a new mixed-use destination that includes office space for Google and a new public park.

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. It was completed in 1954, built by the New York City Marine and Aviation Department. 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 has been vacant since 2003. In 2004 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 2011, Handel Architects was hired to lead the renovation and restoration of the pier into a new mixed-use destination. The first and second floors are being converted into a 155,000 sq. ft. destination marketplace, while the pier’s upper floors will contain 250,000 sq. ft. of office space, anchored by Google. Working with !Melk Landscape Architecture, the rooftop is being transformed into a new public park with the addition of a restaurant pavilion, as well as screening venue for the Tribeca Film Festival.


Design Architect Architect of Record

Design Partner(s)

Landscape Architect - !Melk Landscape Architecture