Some announcements have been made for the on-going redevelopment of Pier 57 in the Meatpacking District, the least of which that it has been rechristened with the title “SuperPier”. The $200 million project is currently being developed by Youngwoo & Associates and is scheduled to be completed in October 2015.
The project website is currently scant on details, but does feature a teaser trailer filled with vague but artfully presented descriptors and a clear message that that SuperPier is “not a mall” among other things. It also has some eye-catching digital artwork and a concept mock-up of the finished pier itself.
Several businesses have already laid claim to space on SuperPier, including a spa, a boutique and even an underground climbing gym. There is also discussion of constructing an ice climbing wall, which would be the only one in a major American city.
Other businesses have the option to use “Incuboxes”, basically modular and portable retail spaces ranging from 80-160 square feet and costing $600-$5000 per month.
The pier’s rooftop is envisioned to be a public park with a footbridge crossing the West Side Highway. Youngwoo is currently looking for approval to build a bridge to neighboring High Line Park as well.