Project Description

Marine Transfer, Pier 76 NYC

Manhattan, New York

Friends of Hudson River Park and the Coalition to Protect Our Parks retained an engineering/design team led by Halcrow Engineering with Michael Singer Studio and Weisz + Yoes Architecture to investigate the feasibility of using Pier 76 on the Hudson River waterfront (at 36th Street) as a consolidated solid waste transfer station and park. The concept was to substitute the proposed Gansevoort recycling facility and Pier 99 transfer station, both planned on Manhattan’s West Side within Hudson River Park, with a combined facility at Pier 76.

The intent of this alternative plan was to consolidate the functional requirements and funding of the 2 smaller facilities into one massive facility built over the existing vehicle impound garage at Pier 76. The combined facility was proposed with an expansive green roof that would interconnect to the Hudson River Park, the West Side Yards, the High Line and act as a waterfront terrace for the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Michael Singer Studio’s work on the project was focused on how the various energy, water and ecological systems could interconnect to enhance the function of this colossal facility while actively serving to regenerate its surrounding environment. The work of Singer Studio also developed numerous concepts for public outreach and on-site educational facilities related to increasing recycling, reducing waste and ecology programs related to The River Project and other environmental groups.

Artist / Designer: Michael Singer
Singer Studio Project Manager and Environmental Designer: Jason Bregman
Engineering Team Lead: Michael Fishman and Victor Acosta at Halcrow Engineering
Architects: Claire Weisz and Simon Bertrang at Weisz + Yoes Architecture

Marine Transfer, Pier 76 NYC