The SHoP Architects-designed Pier 15 officially opened yesterday, so we headed down to take some pictures. It's pretty cool! The lower level houses two glass pavilions, one of which will become a restaurant and the other a maritime museum. The upper level features three arched grass lawns, lots of things to sit on, and a very nice view out over the East River. According to a statement from an Economic Development Corporation spokeswoman, the benches have been skateboard-proofed with L-shaped pieces of metal, so those damn kids with their ollies and grinds and rapping music won't be a concern.
The pier is the second part of the City's $167 million East River waterfront project to open to public. The first part opened in June.
· Pier 15 Opens on East River Waterfront [DNAinfo]
· Pier 15 coverage [Curbed]