ny.curbed.com – Curbed Staff
Resurrecting a long-dormant pier to provide a new, publicly accessible rooftop park is no easy task. And when that park is not only meant to be a quiet oasis, but also meant as a space for bustling events (like film screenings and exercise classes), that task becomes Herculean. However, at last night’s Community Board 4 meeting, the team of YoungWoo & Associates and RXR Realty were determined to show that they could accomplish those seemingly conflicting goals with their updated design of Pier 57, a.k.a. the “SuperPier.” Stating at the outset that the rooftop designs were limited by Pier 57’s designation as a “historic pier”—meaning there could be no trees on the roof or shade structures and green showing from certain angles, Greg Clancy of RXR unveiled some interesting ways to get around those restrictions.
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