In 1975 Pier A was designated a historic landmark, but subsequently fell into disrepair. Reviving this wooden building required complete refurbishment, including structural repairs. The pier is now home to restaurants, bars and a visitor center.
Our façade upgrades deliver appropriate insulation for a modern, energy-efficient building. Arup’s team led the planning, design and implementation of the public plaza renovation – accommodating cyclists, pedestrians and other visitors. This public space connects Lower Manhattan’s south and west waterfronts. Our exterior lighting for the pier and the 30,000ft² surrounding plaza also allow for night-time use of the spaces.
Close to completion, Hurricane Sandy struck, flooding the main level of the building. As a result, later work on the project included fortifying the structure to withstand future storms.