February 1, 2019
Manhattan Beach may soon no longer be strictly the name of a California coastal community. At its board meeting Thursday, the Hudson River Park Trust selected a designer to turn the Gansevoort Peninsula on Manhattan’s western shore into a 5.5-acre park featuring the island’s first public beach, the New York Post reported.
The trust named James Corner Field Operations as the $900-million project’s designer. JCFO also designed the High Line as well as Domino Park in Brooklyn.
Construction on the project is expected to begin next year, and be completed by 2022., It will be the largest single green space in the four-mile-long Hudson River Park, the Post reported.
However, it isn’t likely to be a bathing beach, the Post reported, citing unsanitary conditions in the waters off Manhattan’s west side.
Pictured: Hudson River Park (photo courtesy of Arup)
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