View Full Version : Pier 45 - Hudson River Park

January 13th, 2003, 12:01 AM
Hudson River Park's Pier 45 (http://www.wirednewyork.com/piers/pier45/default.htm) on 29 May 2000.

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Hudson River Park's Pier 45 (http://www.wirednewyork.com/piers/pier45/default.htm) on 12 January 2003.

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From November 2002 New York Times article:

... Robert P. Balachandran faces a different challenge. Mr. Balachandran is president of the Hudson River Park Trust, created by state legislation in 1998 to design, construct and maintain a 550-acre five-mile park along the Hudson from Battery Park to 59th Street. The "parkland" includes 13 public piers and 400 acres of land under water.

"Our challenge is to complete a $400 million capital-construction program," Mr. Balachandran said. Half that money has already been appropriated by the state, and as it is spent, it will add to the recreational facilities available in the area.

In the spring, a segment of the park is to open from Horatio Street to Clarkson Street, a distance of six-tenths of a mile. Three rebuilt piers Nos. 45, 46 and 51 will offer a children's playground, a playing field with artificial turf, a half-acre lawn with natural grass and a continuous waterfront esplanade. In the upland area between West Street and the piers, a width of 200 feet in some places, there are to be gardens, benches, lawns and a comfort station.

January 13th, 2003, 01:03 PM
Ahhh, Hudson River Park. *Should be nice. *I wish they ould get going on all the waterfront plans already - A lot in Brooklyn and in the city. *Also in Queens and SI. *Not really sure about the BX, though. *It's been too long since NYers could enjoy the water and the open spaces it offers. *Plus, it's such a great economic boost - anything on the water in any NYC borough will be a success.

Tony 175
January 25th, 2003, 07:07 PM
That is a nice plan. Its about time they started cleaning up those piers.

June 28th, 2003, 09:49 PM
Hudson River Park's Pier 45 (http://www.wirednewyork.com/piers/pier45/default.htm) on 28 June 2003, 3 years after the first picture of the tread was taken.

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TLOZ Link5
June 28th, 2003, 10:04 PM
Wonderful to see that it's taking off so well.

...400 acres underwater? *Pardon my ignorance, but how can one actually use underwater parkland?

June 28th, 2003, 10:46 PM
My mom looked and said "Ooh, wow."

June 29th, 2003, 12:44 AM
That's an awesome photograph there of the sunbathers at the park Edward. *I must compliment you on the fact that you often follow up on buildings and development by taking pictures at various points in time from the same angle. *Awesome job man.

June 29th, 2003, 09:32 AM
I guess it can be used for docking, or fishing, etc. *Would've been cool if they expanded out into the water a little bit, but the park is a huge success and it is quite beautiful.

June 29th, 2003, 10:58 AM
Edward, what is really funny is you took a picture of me. *I am wearing a green shirt and sitting in a group of four people right at the very front of this picture (just left of center). *I remember someone taking this picture yesterday but since we have never met... I think I remember what you look like. *Funny

June 29th, 2003, 11:43 AM
Yes. You're pretty hidden though.

Quote: from Gulcrapek on 10:46 pm on June 28, 2003
My mom looked and said "Ooh, wow."

"All that flesh!"

June 29th, 2003, 11:44 AM
Yeah my wife is sitting right in front of me. *I think Edward was wearing a cap on his head and had on large khaki shorts.

June 29th, 2003, 12:06 PM
Great Pictures Edward! I like your recent picture of the pier yesterday. I'm actually sitting there in the blue shirt with Zoe. *I have been a reader of Wired NY for sometime now mainly thanks to Zoe, but as of today I am officially registered.

June 29th, 2003, 12:21 PM
That IS funny. :) *That's when you know that you are taking a lot of pictures. Or is it that the forum has a lot of members? Anyway, nice to (kind of) meet you, Zoe and seafeel. Although is was not me in a cap and khaki shorts, I was on a bike and in a blue tank top. Now, who was the guy in a cap and khaki shorts? ;)

July 8th, 2003, 11:28 PM
Hudson River Park's Pier 45 (http://www.wirednewyork.com/piers/pier45/default.htm) and Perry West (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/perry_west/default.htm) condominiums, with Empire State Building (http://www.wirednewyork.com/landmarks/esb/default.htm) in the background. 8 July 2003.

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July 8th, 2003, 11:49 PM
They look fantastic. I wonder whether the third building will reinforce or compromise their "gateway" appearance.

July 9th, 2003, 06:58 AM
Floor-to-ceiling windows are cool. They'll provide nice views... but how about residents who cherish their privacy ?

July 9th, 2003, 07:16 AM
Exhibitionism and voyeurism go hand in hand.

During construction, 3-4 ft walls were installed on the Perry St sides, but later removed.

July 9th, 2003, 10:25 AM
I wonder how much their transparant look will change when they become fully occupied and the windows have curtains and shades. And where will the third building be again?

This pier and its shorter neighbor Pier 46 have really been such a nice place to relax during these hot summer evenings. We've been bringing out-of-town guests out there around sunset. Bring some treats, grab some chairs, pull them up to the edge, feet up on the rail, watch the river traffic. It's great.

July 9th, 2003, 10:39 AM
The new building, another Meier, I think, will be to the right of the towers (the wide looking brick building).

Any other news on West St? *There's this one, Morton Sq., the sites the city is looking to develop (that will totally "ruin" the nabe and PS 234... oh heavens), anything else. *I would really love to see a long, glass tower wall along the entire Route 9A. *That with the park would be unreal.

July 9th, 2003, 12:00 PM
Project between Laight and Vestry is in construction now. New building fronting West St with renovation of a warehouse
on Washington.

There's another between Desbrosses and Watts, but I haven't heard much lately.

I would rather see an intermix of old and new along West, the character of NYC.

July 9th, 2003, 03:07 PM
I agree a mix is always nice, as long as the older building looks nice and is in pretty good shape. *A old, warehouse that seems to be in ruins is not the best thing to have in this location (or any for that matter).

August 7th, 2003, 12:05 AM
Construction of Morton Square and Pier 45 (http://www.wirednewyork.com/piers/pier45/default.htm). August 2003.

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Relaxing day at Hudson River Park's Pier 45 (http://www.wirednewyork.com/piers/pier45/default.htm). August 2003.

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September 6th, 2003, 08:52 PM
Gay life in Greenwich Village. Pier 45 (http://www.wirednewyork.com/piers/pier45/default.htm). 6 September 2003.

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TLOZ Link5
September 7th, 2003, 01:15 AM
Those two piers near the Charles Street entrance are definitely popular makeout spots.

January 19th, 2004, 10:30 PM
Pier 45 (http://www.wirednewyork.com/piers/pier45/default.htm) in snow. 19 January 2004.

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June 27th, 2004, 10:27 PM
This Saturday on Pier 45.

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July 3rd, 2005, 11:15 PM
Hudson River Park (http://www.wirednewyork.com/parks/hudson_river_park/default.htm)'s Pier 45 (http://www.wirednewyork.com/piers/pier45/default.htm). 3 July 2005.

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April 11th, 2012, 11:14 PM
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July 10th, 2012, 10:58 PM
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