When it comes to landscape design in New York City, the High Line certainly takes the cake, but it’s not the only new park worth talking about. The East Side’s waterfront has just received a major makeover with the unveiling of a brand new esplanade by SHoP Architects. Stretching from Pier 11 at Wall Street to Pier 15 at the South Street Sea Port, the East River Waterfront Esplanade officially opened this month, bringing new life and a gorgeous green space to Downtown Manhattan‘s eastern piers. But the best part? This is just phase one of a three-part project. Hit the jump to see our exclusive photos!