New renderings have emerged for the redevelopment of Pier 57, the megaproject that will house Anthony Bourdain's food market and Google's new offices, 6sqft reports. Developers are in final talks with the Hudson River Park Trust, the organization that oversees SuperPier, as the project is known, to start construction on the estimated $350 million development as early as the first half of 2016, with a projected completion date of 2018. When complete, the SuperPier will house 250,000 square feet of office space for Google, 170,000 square feet for Anthony Bourdain's food hall, and additional space that will allow the building to host the Tribeca Film Festival.
The project is being developed and designed by Young Woo and Associates along with RXR Realty. They won rights to the project in 2008, after an Italian-focussed retail and culture center failed to materialize at the site. Handel Architects and !Melk Landscape Architect and Urban Design have been selected to design the project.
Located on West 15th Street, Pier 57 juts 800 feet into the Hudson River. It was built in the 1930s, burned down in 1947, but was reconstructed in such a way that 90 percent of its weight is supported by buoyancy, considered an engineering marvel at the time of its construction. After its maritime usage declined it was used as a bus depot for more 30 years between the 1970s and 2003. Since then, talks have continued for its redevelopment with the current plan being the furthest plans have gone so far.
· New Renderings of SuperPier: Google's New NYC Digs + Bourdain Food Market To Arrive in 2018 [6sqft]
· New Plans Revealed for Pier 57's Rooftop Park [Curbed]
· Anthony Bourdain Details Plans for Pier 57 Food Hall [Curbed]