2019 can be found here: Gansevoort Peninsula Community Feedback Summary. On Wednesday, July 24th, 2019, the Trust and Community Board 2 hosted a joint meeting at which James Corner Field Operations presented the Concept Design for the Gansevoort Peninsula, followed by comments and Q & A. You can see the presentation here. The Trust and Field Operations attended the Community Board 2 Parks & Waterfront Committee meeting on September 10th, 2019 to discuss the design concept further. A plan view and bird’s eye view of the concept being advanced by the design team is shown below: Pier 54 & 55 To the north of Gansevoort is an area once known as “Luxury Liner Row,” with piers once owned and operated by the Cunard Line. Pier 54 received survivors of the RMS Titanic from the RMS Carpathia and it was also the pier from which the doomed Lusitania made its final departure. Today, the piles from Pier 54 are providing habitat for in-water species, and a new public pier, named “Pier 55,” is well under construction to its immediate north. In November 2014, the Trust and Barry Diller/Diane von Furstenberg announced a plan to replace the dilapidated Pier 54 with a new pier combining public park and performance space. The Trust worked with the Diller-von Furstenberg Foundation to conceive a new 2. 7-acre public pier dedicated to parkland and with performing arts programming. Heatherwick Studio and Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects have designed Pier55 as an innovative, green public park pier that will also feature a 750-seat amphitheater, informal performance areas, lawns, gardens and a public plaza. The pier will feature more than 100 species of plants and trees, and meandering paths that will stretch as high as 62 feet, allowing for spectacular harbor views. Pier 55 is planned to open in Spring 2021. In addition to providing unique public parkland for all to enjoy, Pier55 will also become one of NYC’s premier outdoor venues for cultural programming, the majority of which will be free and low-cost. Pier 57 Continuing north is Pier 57, a two-story structure that was used by the NYC Transit Authority as a bus depot until 2004. Pier 57 is the only pier in New York City with a “basement. ” Constructed in 1954, the pier rests on concrete caissons which even today remain watertight. This structural uniqueness qualified the pier for placement on the National Register of Historic Places. Pier 57 is currently being restored and constructed as a mixed use pier offering office space, indoor and outdoor public seating areas, restaurants, a marketplace, cultural, and educational uses, and a large landscaped public rooftop park. In 2008, following an extensive Request for Proposals process and public review, the Trust selected Young Woo & Associates to develop the pier for urban retail. A lease was subsequently executed after the Trust’s significant action process. In 2014, Young Woo brought on RXR to partner in the pier’s development. Soon after, Google was brought on to expand its footprint in Manhattan and to become the pier’s anchor tenant.