Pier 35 Screenwall Takes Shape After Years of Delays [PHOTOS]
Five months after heavy-duty work resumed at Pier 35, the park is starting to take shape. Little by little.
The basic framework is in place for the so-called “screenwall” that will shield the new park from the adjacent Department of Sanitation-operated pier. Other design elements such as foot bridge and decorative stones are also installed.
Construction actually began at the end of May, when crane and crew began assembling the steel. Easily the most progress we’ve seen on the public park in the last three years. You’ll recall that the Pier 35 project was pretty much delivered to the community DOA. Several setbacks, most attributed to the aforementioned screenwall, contributed to frequent delays that pushed back the completion date so many times it’s not even worth going through the chronology. However, the most updated target opening is fall 2018.
Meanwhile, the Friends of Pier 35 group will unveil a “high water mark” sign this Friday to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. The plaque will be a “a reminder that storm surge waters reached five feet at the pier” during the storm.