Google to anchor $350 mn Pier 57 project in Manhattan

New York, Dec 13 (IANS/EFE) Tech giant Google will be the anchor tenant at Manhattan’s Pier 57, which will be redeveloped in a $350 million project, media reports said on Sunday.

Pier 57, located on the Hudson river, will be transformed into office, commercial and cultural space, offering more than 23,000 square metres in the heart of the Meatpacking district, one of the city’s most desirable areas.

The project, being anchored by Google, includes a new public market featuring restaurants serving up local and international dishes under celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, Daily News reported.

The market planned by Bourdain, a CNN personality, will cost between $20 million and $30 million, and is expected to have about 100 vendors selling fresh products.

A large public park offering views of the Hudson river and neighbouring New Jersey, and a new centre for the Tribeca Film Festival will be part of the project.

Pier 57, located at the end of 15th Street on Manhattan’s west side, was built in 1952 on pilings over the river.

The pier was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.



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