Work on Heatherwick’s “floating” New York park delayed by judge

Work on Pier 55, a "floating" park on the Hudson River in New York City has been postponed by a US district court judge.

The "elevated island park" will now be subject to environmental scrutiny, with Richard Emery, a lawyer representing the opponents of the project, commenting: "In my view the decision makes it virtually impossible for Pier 55 to proceed."

The $130m park, which was designed by landscape architect Signe Nielsen and Heatherwick Studio, was to sit on 300 pylons ranging from 15ft to 70ft in length and containing a 700-seat amphitheatre as well as gardens.

The development was to have gone ahead in April 2016, but was halted after environmental concerns were raised. It was redesigned in January 2017.

Images courtesy of Heatherwick Studio

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