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Behold the Plans for Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The pier would offer a triangular seating platform from which to admire the Hudson River and Manhattan views.

Photo provided by Brooklyn Bridge Park Plans for Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park include a dramatic triangular viewing platform. Visitors can also stroll around the landscaped lawns.

If you're like us, you're probably dying to know what Brooklyn Bridge Park will look like once it's entirely finished. To ease our curiosity, we got in touch with BBP to obtain some renderings of the remaining two-thirds of Pier 6 (a few of which were leaked last month).

As you can see from the projected plans, rendered by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, the pier's centerpiece will be a contoured triangular platform that juts out to the edge of the pier and offers tiered steps for seating. Leading up to the viewing platform will be landscaped patches of grassy park with the Manhattan skyline gracing the background.

It would be a stunning flourish to Pier 6, which already offers a popular water playground and swing area for kids as well as sand volleyball courts. Nearby piers feature AstroTurf playing fields, designated fishing areas and a kayaking dock, with a basketball court and in-line skating rink on the way.

The Pier 6 plans have been approved by Brooklyn Community Board 2. The viewing platform received preliminary approval from the NYC Public Design Commission and will be up for final approval later this fall, the BBP told us. While funds for the landscaping have been secured, thanks to a $21 million commitment from the city, the platform will require $8 million of private fundraising. Should funding fall through, the BBP will install an alternative landscaping solution.

Photo provided by Brooklyn Bridge Park

Photo provided by Brooklyn Bridge Park

Photo provided by Brooklyn Bridge Park

Photo provided by Brooklyn Bridge Park

Photo provided by Brooklyn Bridge Park


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