Hudson River Park

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Hudson River Park is a 550-acre stretch of land on the west side of Manhattan between Battery Place and W. 59th Street. It is the largest park to undergo construction in Manhattan since Central Park, and includes a waterfront esplanade, public piers, and a variety of recreational facilities to be completed in segments.

Segment three in Tribeca extends from Pier 40 (south of Houston Street) nearly a mile south to Chambers Street. It includes Pier 25, which extends 1,000 feet west into the Hudson River, and Pier 26, which is more than 800 feet in length.The North Tribeca Upland section from Pier 40 to Laight Street was opened to the public on July 22, 2008 and includes a waterfront esplanade, basketball and tennis courts, a winding nature walk, sculptures, and thousands of trees, plants, shrubs and grass. The Tribeca section also includes public access to Pier 34 at the Holland Tunnel which is ideal for public for strolling, sitting, and enjoying magnificent views. Further south, Pier 25, includes a large lawn/play area, volleyball courts, a children's playground, a miniature golf course, a snack bar, and mooring facilities for a number of historic boats.

Pier 26 structure supports a restaurant, a boathouse and launch for kayaks and other human powered craft, as well as a substantial floral/planted area. Included is an Estuariam, which is a nature and education center focused on this unique environment. The remaining upland section includes three small park buildings, a skatepark, and an additional basketball court.

This project won the “Landscaping/Urban Planning” Award of Merit for New York Construction in 2010.

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