The East River Waterfront Esplanade is already an awesome spot to hang out near the water, but new renders (seen at Curbed NY) showing an expansion to make it even better were released this week. Similar to the existing esplanade, SHoP Architects' new design, "package 4," will extend the esplanade an additional two blocks between the Catherine and Pike Slips.
A host of cool new amenities will enable New Yorkers to safely enjoy waterfront activities, including a shred park for skateboarders, planter-lounge seating, bar stools overlooking the river, and special cantilevering fishing boxes that separate fishermen and women from passersby as an added safety measure. Exercise equipment and bleacher-type seating are also planned.
The local community board and councilwoman Margaret Chin are required to submit their comments and reactions by August 26, after which these plans will go to City Planning for a final decision. If all goes well, this green strip could be ready as soon as Spring 2015.
Via Curbed NY