Various West Side groups are trying to sue the West 30th Street heliport into oblivion, because it's way too noisy and pollutey for a park. Plus, the Hudson River Park is only permitted to have a heliport for non-tourist/non-recreation purposes, and this one is pretty much all tourists, all the time. Heliport operator Air Pegasus knows the chips are stacked against it, so the company has a plan: While the Hudson River Park Trust figures out where to stick them, why not move the heliport 100 feet offshore onto a pair of barges? This idea is totally awesome, if only because it birthed the rendering seen above. Has the West Side Highway ever looked more adorable?
· Heliport floats barge idea, but critics not onboard [Villager]