Pier 57

Client RXR Realty, Young Woo Associates, Hudson River Park Trust
Location New York City, NY
Status Completed in 2022

Pier 57 was transformed into a dynamic 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. Google leased 320,000 sq. ft. of office space, and City Winery opened two performance venues, including a seated 350-seat concert hall and a smaller 150-capacity loft space. Also included is a 100-seat capacity restaurant and tasting room and wine production facility. Retail anchors the ground floor, and, working with !Melk Landscape Architecture, the rooftop has been transformed into an 80,000 sq.ft. public park with a screening venue for the Tribeca Film Festival.

00 851 11 039
00 851 11 040