Cross at W15th St or W14th StIn Meatpacking District
Subway & Bus Lines
A,C,E,L at 14th St.
Pier 57 is currently empty and under development by Youngwoo & Associates.
Pier 57 is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. It was built in 1952 and is considered significant because of its innovative engineering design by Emil Praeger, who also designed floating piers for Allied landings in World War II. Pier 57 is supported by three buoyant, hollow concrete boxes. These 27,000-ton sections were built in Haverstraw, NY. Upon completion, they were flooded and floated down the river to their current location. The Pier's method of construction was widely heralded and publicized in engineering journals at the time.
In the future
Pier 57 is currently in the midst of its required environmental review process. If this process is successfully completed, plans are for Youngwoo & Associates to transform Pier 57 into an innovative hub of cultural, recreational and public market activities. Read more about Pier 57.