“ the Pier 6 viewing platform is a triangular structure at the northwest corner of Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Sloping upwards 17.5 feet (5.3m) in height from the foot of the large gathering lawn, the platform provides magnificent views of the surrounding harbour, the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
In conjunction with the adjacent greenery, Pier 6 will be dominated by a flower field and treed areas giving the area seasonal displays of colour.
The surface of terraced stairs, softly illuminated, will allow for large and small events and is fully Ada accessible.
The pavilion, a cross-laminated timber structure supported by thin steel columns, is brightly lit with up-lights and provides shade, shelter and space for indoor activities.
Movable site furniture underneath the platform will accommodate a variety of programs, from food carts and picnicking to community events and small performances.” Description from BIG.
Location: Brooklyn, Ny Architects: BIG Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen Project Leader: Iannis Kandyliaris Project Manager: Martin Voelkle Project Team: Ho Kyung Lee, David Spittler, Dennis Harvey, Isshin Morimoto Collaborators: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Knippers Helbig, Tilotson Design Associates, AltieriSeborWieber, Pantocraft, Formactiv Size: 560 m2 Client: Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy