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Pier 40, Now With Safer Street Crossing!

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The confusing fate of Pier 40 on the Hudson River is taking on more twists and turns. The Pier 40 Partnership, one of three groups that have submitted a makeover plan for the pier, now estimate the cost of repairs at $125 million?slightly more than the Hudson River Park Trust's estimate, which is $30 million. Why the big difference? The Downtown Express reports that it has to do with what the engineers say will?whoa check out that rendering! It's from the People's Pier group proposal, and includes a pedestrian bridge over the West Side Highway to make it safer to get to the pier. But isn't the danger part of the fun?
· Pier 40 group says non-profit operator is the only answer [Downtown Express]
· Vegas on the Hudson May Be Dead in the Water [Curbed]