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Thomas Heatherwick Opens Up About His Design For Pier 55

Thomas Heatherwick Opens Up About His Design For Pier 55
Thomas Heatherwick Opens Up About His Design For Pier 55, © Pier55, Inc. and Heatherwick Studio
© Pier55, Inc. and Heatherwick Studio

Last week, Thomas Heatherwick unveiled his fairytale-like designs for what will hopefully be New York's latest and most ambitious park, Pier 55 (with apologies to the High Line, New York's last "next big thing" in the public park arena). Envisaged as an undulating artificial landscape on a cloud of mushroom-like supports, Pier 55 has the internet buzzing. In this interview with FastCo Design, Heatherwick discusses the inspirations behind his latest project, explaining how everything including New York's street grid, the ruins of Pier 54 and yes, even the city's other recent global green space phenomenon, have manifested themselves in his latest madcap creation. Read the full article here for more.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Thomas Heatherwick Opens Up About His Design For Pier 55" 25 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/571583/thomas-heatherwick-opens-up-about-his-design-for-pier-55/> ISSN 0719-8884