Construction and Design Status
Completed areas of the Tribeca section of Hudson River Park have received several awards for innovative and sustainable landscape design, including an inaugural award from the National Parks Service’s “Designing the Parks Awards” for Site Design by Mathews Nielsen. The design team also received an award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, New Jersey Chapter. Extending 1.5 miles from Canal Street to Chambers Street and including Piers 25 and 26, as well as ten acres of open land and seven acres of recreational amenities, the Tribeca section demonstrates a successful community planning process devoted to addressing the needs of its residents.
One of the most exciting projects planned for the Park is still in the preliminary planning stages: the Hudson River Park Estuarium long dreamed of on Pier 26. Envisioned as both a research center and education facility for students of every age, the Estuarium will be devoted to the science of the river and its surrounding environment. The Trust is working closely with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to secure funding for and advance this project.
The new Pier 26 pier designed by OLIN, will provide the public with a multipurpose, ecologically themed pier incorporating a lookout and wetland tidal pool area at the western edge, a multi-purpose sports field, lawns, seating, and extensive indigenous planting.
On October 9, 2018, Hudson River Park held a commencement signalling work beginning on the pier! Members of the community and elected officials came to celebrate the construction of this unique pier.
This project is made possible by Citi and New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, in addition to a grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, which is funded through Community Development Block Grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Additional design funds are provided by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, New York State Department of State, and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Construction is anticipated to be complete by summer of 2020.