About Pier 57
RXR is currently undertaking the redevelopment of the historic Pier 57 in Hudson River Park on the West Side of Manhattan. The Pier occupies a highly visible location at the end of W 15th Street in Chelsea and at the edge of the Meatpacking district. This neighborhood boasts some of the city’s hottest new clubs, restaurants, and luxury retail, as well as public spaces such as the High Line and the recently opened Whitney Museum of American Art.
The Pier, originally constructed in 1952, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, in large part because of the innovative engineering techniques that keep it afloat. Just below the water, three large concrete caissons support the main structure in lieu of traditional piles. Furthermore, these underwater containers serve as unique occupiable basement spaces, unlike at other piers.
Pier 57 is easily accessible by multiple modes of transit, including the A,C,E subway line at 8th Ave., as well as by car, bus, bike, water taxi, and – of course – by foot along Hudson River Park. Given Pier 57’s convenient location in addition to its historical significance, RXR is seeking to create a vibrant and culturally rich experience, with a dynamic mix of office, retail, and public space, including a full wrap-around apron at water level and a landscaped rooftop park with breathtaking views of Manhattan’s West Side and the Hudson River.
Designed by Emil H. Praeger Built by NYC Marine & Aviation Department
633,139 Total SF
Average Square Footage
71,541 SF Pedestrian Circulation 265,732 SF Office Space 76,473 SF Retail Space 114,575 SF Rooftop Park & Esplanade 24,080 SF ECC use
Average Ceiling Height
10-feet at mezzanines 28-feet at the triple-height spaces