Crews are upgrading and building onto a 1950s-era pier without disturbing three buoyant caissons supported by timber piles. The pier is designated as a nationally historic structure and will be home to Google offices this fall.
A team of RXR Realty and Youngwoo & Associates is redeveloping Pier 57, off Manhattan’s West Side Highway, under a 97-year lease from landlord Hudson River Park Trust. The team will create 425,000 sq ft of retail and office space and a new 100,000-sq-ft rooftop park. “The trust let a RFP in 2007,” says Michael Rem, RXR project executive. “Young Woo & Associates submitted the winning proposal and spent a few years rezoning the property and getting environmental approvals. We joined in 2014 and started construction in March 2016.”