Project/Little Island

About/Story/

Completed/

2021

Location/

Pier55 in Hudson River Park @ West 13th Street, New York NY

Story/

In 2015, a couple years into the development of this most unusual of undertakings, a hilly, tree-covered new island hovering over the Hudson a few hundred feet off the West Side Highway, S/A joined the effort as Architect of Record to support the designers, engineers, and contractors who together in the following six years took it from an improbability to a reality. The project, conceived by Barry Diller and advanced in partnership with the Hudson River Park Trust, joins nature and art on 2.4 acres of lawns, pathways, plazas, woodlands, gardens, and an amphitheater open to the sky above and the river to the west.

Acknowledgments/

Michael Zeh, Miji Ryu, Fritz Read, Adam Achrati, Daniel Villegas-Cruz, Dan Rodriguez, Allan Delesantro, Mark Faulkner, Emily Liu, Heather Tischler, Aaron Polson, Zijian Wang, Nataly Chavez, Starling Keene, Fabian Jabro at SA, Architect of Record/ Heatherwick Studio, Design/ MNLA, Landscape Architecture/ ARUP, Structural, Civil, MEP and Acoustical Engineering/ MRCE, Marine Engineering/ FMS, Lighting Design/ Charcoal Blue, Theater Design/ Pier55 Inc./ Hudson River Park Trust/ Gardiner & Theobald/ Hunter Roberts Construction Group, Construction Manager/ Fort Miller/ Weeks Marine/ Coastal Precast/ BrightView/ SITU/ Michael Grimm/ Timothy Schenck