pier 84 upland -
hudson river park
Location: New York, New York
Client: Hudson River Park Trust
Pier 84 Upland Park, a 4.3 acre parcel located west of the West Side Highway between 43rd and 46th Streets, represents the first phase of Hudson River Park Segment 6. The Intrepid aircraft carrier occurs to the immediate north and the Circle Line tour boat operator occurs to the south. The park design is derived mainly from its context, that of a pedestrian-oriented, tourist-saturated urban open space. This urban orientation incorporates paved spaces of various scales, given detail by a hierarchy of pavement patterns and materials. A dry-deck fountain greets park visitors and invites interaction as does a smaller-scale play space featuring mini-piers and water elements. A gently sloping lawn accommodates informal gathering.