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Designs Revealed for Manhattan's First Public Beach

A designer was chosen in January, and conceptual rendering were released in July. Project boosters are also pushing an ambitious timeline that would start construction in late 2020.
July 30, 2019, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Gansevoort Peninsula, located on the Hudson River in Manhattan, will become the borough's first public beach.

"After decades of planning, a 5.65-acre park with a beach is coming to Hudson River Park’s Gansevoort Peninsula—a site that until recently was a Department of Sanitation facility," reports Valerie Ricciulli.

A preliminary concept was released last week, with designs by James Corner Field Operations—the landscape architecture firm behind the High Line, located nearby.

"The park, located from Gansevoort Street to Little West 12th Street—along what used to be 13th Avenue—will have a sandy beach area with kayak access and a seating area; a salt marsh, habitat enhancements; a large sports field; and on its western side, picnic tables and lounge chairs," according to Ricciulli.

The article debuts the first renderings of the park. Another article by Lizeth Beltran also covers the announcement and provides additional historical perspective on the 20-year germination period for the idea.

The presentation [pdf] delivered to the public on July 24 is currently available on the Hudson River Park Trust's website.

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Published on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in Curbed New York
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