Built on solid ground (as opposed to a pier), Gansevoort will be developed into a large green oasis, complete with a resilient “beach” on the southern side that will provide river access to kayakers and other small boaters, as well as a place for lounging and river views.
On the southern edge of the Peninsula, an important public art installation entitled Day’s End, by artist David Hammons, is now under construction. Day’s End derives its inspiration and name from Gordon Matta-Clark’s 1975 artwork once located in the same location, and is being donated to Hudson River Park by the Whitney Museum of American Art. More information and public review documents are available.
On the north side of Gansevoort Peninsula will be a salt marsh, unique on the Manhattan side of the Hudson River. Native grasses and plantings will provide valuable habitat, as well as educating park users about the environmental benefits of intertidal ecosystems.
Learn more about the public process for the largest active and passive recreation space in Hudson River Park.
Did you know – Manhattan once had a well-used Thirteenth Avenue? It ran from Bloomfield Street on what is now the Gansevoort Peninsula north to 23rd Street. The area was later excavated to permit longer ships to dock without blocking the channel. Today, only a one-block stretch of Thirteenth Avenue remains on the Gansevoort Peninsula. This block will be incorporated into the design for the Gansevoort Peninsula.