Construction and Design Status
Anyone passing Pier 26 in Tribeca will see another new park building rising. By the end of the year, this unique new boathouse/restaurant will be complete, with occupancy planned for 2013.
Also in Tribeca, the “Center Upland” area will commence, continuing the span of completed park sections beyond Laight Street. As part of this section, the much anticipated Tribeca dog run – the largest in Hudson River Park – will begin construction.
Completed areas of the Tribeca section of Hudson River Park have received several awards for innovative and sustainable landscape design, including an inaugural award from the National Parks Service’s “Designing the Parks Awards” for Site Design by Mathews Nielsen. The design team also received an award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, New Jersey Chapter. Extending 1.5 miles from Canal Street to Chambers Street and including Piers 25 and 26, as well as ten acres of open land and seven acres of recreational amenities, the Tribeca section demonstrates a successful community planning process devoted to addressing the needs of its residents.
One of the most exciting projects planned for the Park is still in the preliminary planning stages: the Hudson River Park Estuarium long dreamed of on Pier 26. Envisioned as both a research center and education facility for students of every age, the Estuarium will be devoted to the science of the river and its surrounding environment. The Trust is working closely with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to secure funding for and advance this project. The Trust is also seeking funding for the public landscaped park that will complete Pier 26.