If Anthony Bourdain’s food market isn’t enough to get you excited about Superpier, the massive shipping container complex on the Hudson will also soon be home to none other than Google. Designed by Handel Architects, the $350-million rehabilitation project at Hudson River Park Pier 57 is already underway converting the dilapidated pier and surrounding area into vibrant public space with waterfront esplanades and an expansive green roof on top of 300,000-square-feet of office space. Google’s new digs at the pier will not only increase the tech giant’s presence in NYC, but will also bring an innovative atmosphere to Manhattan’s West Side.
With more than 5,000 employees in NYC, Google is already the city’s largest tech employer. According to Mayor de Blasio, the company’s new office space will further cement its commitment to bringing innovative technologies to the Big Apple. “Google’s growth is an incredible New York success story, and today we start writing the next chapter. This is a spectacular addition to Hudson River Park that will restore a long-neglected pier, give the waterfront back to the public, and drive our innovation economy.” he said, “We are thrilled to advance the Pier 57 project and work with companies like Google to make New York City the global capital of technology.”
The renovation of Pier 57 is a massive project that will include 300,000 square feet of office space, 34,000 square feet of public space around the pier, an 80,000-square-foot rooftop park, and 21,000 square feet of waterfront esplanade north and south of the pier. The project also calls for connecting the West Village to the Chelsea sections of Hudson River Park through improved pedestrian and cycling paths.
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