HUDSON RIVER ESTUARY AT PIER 26
HAS A UNIQUE MISSION, PROVIDING A PHYSICAL AND VIRTUAL SPACE THAT BRINGS TO LIFE THE INVISIBLE DYNAMICS OF THE HUDSON RIVER ESTUARY.
Located in the Hudson River Park near the Tribeca neighborhood, Pier 26 reaches out and over the Hudson River with striking views to the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center. The 2.5 acre Pier is located within the Hudson River Estuary, a highly sensitive and ecologically productive body of water that contains a hybrid of freshwater runoff and ocean saltwater. The Pier has a unique mission, providing a physical and virtual space that brings to life the invisible dynamics of the Hudson River Estuary, reflecting the current technologies and scientific understanding regarding its health, ecological successes, and challenges.
SERVICES: Design Lead For SD|DD|CD
Hudson River Park Trust | NY, NY
OLIN, Trevor Lee, Associate
Estuaries are bodies of water and their surrounding coastal habitats typically found where rivers meet the sea. Estuaries harbor unique plant and animal communities because their waters are brackish—a mixture of fresh water draining from the land and salty seawater. Estuaries are some of the most productive ecosystems in the world. Many animal species rely on estuaries for food and as places to nest and breed. Human communities also rely on estuaries for food, recreation, and jobs. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)