The Rusty Shed at Pier 42 is Now Gone

Posted on: October 4th, 2018 at 5:01 am by

After nearly a year of demolition activity, the rusty, derelict shed at Pier 42 is gone. Erased from the coastal skyline.

As previously reported, the park concept has been on the boards for over six years with little to show for it but “interim programming” during warmer months. Revival of the capital works project is owed to federal funding via the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. that helped resucitate the anemic project at a cost of roughly $14 million. (Original completion date was 2016.) So delayed is this project that the first phase is now broken into two parts.

Extracting this shed from its longtime mooring was Phase 1A. The second part of Phase 1 includes new infrastructure designed by Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects – comfort station (aka toilets) and a children’s playground.

Full completion of the Pier 42 esplanade is not expected until at least 2020.

The new Pier 42, Photo: Parks Department

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