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SHoP's Bridge to Battery Park City Gets $20 Million Payday

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[Renderings by SHoP.]

Here's a Turkey Day shocker: SHoP Architects' on-again, off-again West Thames Pedestrian Bridge linking Battery Park City with the Financial District is once again on, thanks to a $20 million cash infusion from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the Broadsheet Daily reports. That's enough to fulfill four Ground Zero Mosque grants! The "lenticular truss" structure will guide Heidi Klum's kids over dangerous West Street right near the mouth of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Money was the main issue, but there are other concerns, like the many agency approvals still needed and complaints about the open-air design. You see, rain is too harsh an element for the delicate exoskeletons of the children of Battery Park City.
· LMDC Approves $20 Million for W. Thames Pedestrian Bridge [Broadsheet Daily]
· West Thames Pedestrian Bridge coverage [Curbed]

West Thames Street at West Street, New York, NY