Installation of the concrete pots has begun at Heatherwick Studio’s Pier 55 park in the Hudson River. Located near the Meatpacking District and the High Line, the design of the 2.4 acre park features an undulating field of 132 pots with plantings sitting on 280 concrete piles. At the park’s peak, the pots rise 30 feet into the air and can weigh more than 90 tons. Four to six petals of lightweight concrete combine to form each of the pots. The park will offer a 700-seat amphitheater for music, dance, and theater productions, along with numerous pathways and viewing platforms. Completion is expected in the spring of 2021.
Architect: Heatherwick Studio; Client: Hudson River Park; Program: park; Location: Meatpacking District, New York, NY; Completion: 2021.