Brooklyn Bridge Park released design renderings for the west end of Pier 6 at a Community Community Board 2 meeting on August 26, 2013. Currently, Pier 6 features a 1.6 acre playground with water play, swings, slides, and other climbing equipment. There’s also a 1.8-acre section of the pier featuring three regulation-sized sand volleyball courts and a Fornino pizza restaurant.
The plans for the new area of Pier 6 include shade trees and a big field of meadow flowers, and a triangular wood-covered platform. The viewing platform will be a prime viewing spot for lower Manhattan and the Status of Liberty and will have room beneath it for a 3,000 square feet of seating area.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle first published the renderings, and writes,
“The plan requires the approval of the city Public Design Commission, which has scheduled a Sept. 9 hearing. It won the unanimous approval of CB2’s executive committee, which voted Monday night to recommend it to the PDC.
“We have a lot of active programs; we want a nice, open piece of landscape,” Leigh Trucks, a senior project manager at BBP, told the community board’s executive committee members.
The viewing platform was designed by architecture firm BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and the landscaping by Downtown Brooklyn-based Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.”
The viewing platform will cost $5 million to $7 million and is not funded yet. BBP has lined up money for the project’s landscaping (at a cost of $13 million to $15 million). “If BBP winds up without enough cash to pay for the platform, there’s a “landscape solution” as a fallback, she said. This alternative plan calls for the installation of “shade structures” – similar to those now in use in the “tot lot” on Pier 5 – set in groves of trees.”
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(Renderings courtesy of Brooklyn Daily Eagle – All platform renderings by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, landscaping renderings by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates)