Floating Park on the Hudson River

After being called to make a hanging garden on a bridge over the Thames in London, the team of Thomas Heatherwick teamed up with landscape architect Matthew Nielsen to develop a more or less equivalent to New York . Indeed, west of 13th Avenue, will soon find himself floating on the Hudson River (which runs along the river megalopolis) island. It called Treasure Island project to restructure the Pier 55 abandoned in favor of a huge park of 10,000 m2 mounted on columns 56 m high aims. In this area, an amphitheater with 700 seats must be built into the horizon. Heatherwick’s main objective is to create a cultural space unusual and surprising. Funding for this colossal project – equivalent to 130 million dollars (104 million euros), was largely made possible by the donation of Barry Diller and his wife Diane Von Furstenberg. According to Dezeen, work should start in 2016 and finish by the end of 2019.

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