Could it be that the Harlem Piers, announced as part of the West Harlem Master Plan in 2002, are on schedule for completion in Spring '07? Apparently so, says the Columbia Spectator.
Although work is still taking place in the water and on the wetlands, construction on the long-awaited Harlem Piers is on track for completion in spring 2007, replacing the ruins, inactive for almost fifty years, with publicly accessible attractions of the future.Ground was broken in October 2005 and the $18.7 million project has been going as specified in the Harlem Piers Master Plan. The plan kept the space entirely public and avoided things that have made other park strategies a little more controversial, which could be one reason it's on schedule. The final plan includes a pier for ferries, a recreational pier for the public, and a park with a bike path and other amenities. The kayak launch pier is supposed to come later.
· Piers Project Advances [Columbia Spectator]
· West Harlem's Master Plan [Curbed] [Image mashup courtesy of Will Davis]