Gallery: Pier 15 by SHoP Architects and Ken Smith Opens on the East Riv...

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We reported over the summer about the unveiling of the East River Waterfront Esplanade and mentioned plans to further extend it in coming years. Only six months later, Pier 15 just south of South Street Seaport, is now open. Designed by SHoP Architects, with help from Ken Smith Landscape Architect, the new two-story section features sharp angles, a colorful red roof, native flora, and a design that expands upon the existing esplanade. While winter is not the easiest month to get people to celebrate the newest addition at the breezy waterfront, you may find the solitude relaxing and perfect for enjoying the design without interruption.

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