Heatherwick Studio's Pier 55 renamed Little Island



Thomas Heatherwick’s Pier 55 park within New York’s Hudson River has been renamed Little Island, as visuals and a video detailing the project’s construction are released.

Updated details of the project were revealed today by the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, which is funding the project.

Now called Little Island, the project is currently taking shape at 55 Hudson Greenway on the Hudson River, just off the shoreline in New York’s Chelsea neighbourhood.

Heatherwick Studio’s design comprises a total of 132 planters mushroom-shaped concrete columns that will rise above the water to create a new parkland.

“It’s a joyous feeling to see Little Island rise up in the Hudson River, and now I can’t wait for New Yorkers and its visitors to cross the bridge, leave the boisterous city behind, and play, lay back and be stimulated every which way by the Island,” said media mogul Barry Diller, co-founder of Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation. 

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