Cross Street: N. Moore Street
In May of 2005, Gov. George Pataki announced the long-anticipated allocation of $70 million for the rebuilding of the Tribeca portion of Hudson River Park, a project expected to be completed in 2008. Demolition of Tribeca’s two piers, 25 and 26, started in November of 2005.
For Pier 25, an 18-hole mini-golf course, beach volleyball and an artificial-turf lawn are planned. The pier will also have a wondrous children’s playground filled with challenging climbing equipment and lots of water play, designed by Donna Walcavage, the creator of the playground in Rockefeller Park. There will be a community dock and a landing for water taxis, and in the water just off the pier will be moorings for 60 to 100 boats. The upland area will contain a skate park, a dance floor and landscaping.
Pier 25 discussion at Wired New York Forum
Pictures of Pier 25
The view on Pier 25 from Battery Park City in July of 2000.
Hudson River in ice, Hudson River Park’s Pier 25, Empire State Building in the colors of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Red/Black(no lights)/Green), and construction of 505 Greenwich Street. 19 January 2004.