Developer Youngwoo & Associates has tapped Hunter Roberts Construction Group to provide pre-construction management services for the restoration and conversion of Manhattan’s Pier 57 into a 400,000 s/f open-air retail and urban marketplace.
Upon its construction in 1952, Pier 57 became Manhattan’s only pier built on floating concrete boxes instead of piles.
The construction of the new pier – dubbed the Superpier – pier will emphasize its past, having formerly served as a New York City bus terminal, and will feature a confluence of old and new, says the developer.
Pier 57, part of Hudson River Park, will include a wide variety of shops, a beach club and spa, and many eclectic food and beverage options.
The small businesses will be housed primarily within a series of over 400 sea-box containers, re-purposed industrial shipping containers, which will be fit out with modern retail services and appointments.
In addition to shopping and entertainment, Pier 57 will incorporate seasonal docks for kayaks, canoes and other small watercrafts, an “Underwater Discovery Center,” and a rock climbing wall.
Slated for completion in summer 2015, Pier 57 aims to become one of Manhattan’s premier creative and cultural centers.
Tribeca Film Festival is slated to become one of the anchor tenants and establish a permanent outdoor venue on the roof of the pier.
Between the rooftop and ground floor adjacent to the pier, Pier 57 will have over 100,000 s/f of public park space.
Zachary Beloff of Youngwoo & Associates is handling leasing.