New York City’s iconic waterfront just got a radical addition. Rising from the Hudson River, this 2.4-acre floating park that cost more than $260 million to build has been described as an oasis for New Yorkers, pushing the bounds of what a public pier can be.
“In a sense, the surprise is that New York has seen through extraordinary projects,” Heatherwick Studio founder Thomas Heatherwick told The B1M. “What are the chances of a project like that really happening?”
This is Little Island – New York City’s new park on the water that almost never got built:
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Executive Producer and Narrator – Fred Mills
Producer – Jaden Urbi
Video Editing and Graphics – James Durkin
Special thanks to Heatherwick Studio, Thomas Heatherwick, Professor Sharon Zukin and The Dronalist. Additional footage and images courtesy of The New York Public Library, MNLA, Arup, Little Island, Timothy Schenck, Harry McFann, Michael Grimm, David Shankbone, Diana Robinson, Chelsea Piers, Fred George, James Corner Field Operations and Hudson River Park Trust.
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