“Floating park” in the heart of Manhattan

Floating Park
Floating Park

The center of New York’s Manhattan should soon see the creation of the first “floating park”.

The “floating park” will be a green island spread over 2.7 ha, with grassy areas and three entertainment halls and an amphitheater seating 800 people.

The construction of this park will cost 170 million dollars and will mostly be financed by the American millionaire Barry Diller, former owner of Paramount film studio.

“Pier 55”, as the futuristic park will be named, was designed by the architect Heatherwick. Construction will start in 2016 on Manhattan’s Hudson River Shoreline.

New Yorkers will be able to enjoy the charms of the park in four years’ time.


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