Brooklyn Bridge Park is currently 90% complete or under construction.
Pier 6 Viewing Platform
The Pier 6 viewing platform is designed by Bjarke Ingels Group. The concept was to create a signature feature at the southern end of the park, to provide unique and stunning views of New York Harbor, to provide a shaded area for visitors and to create a space for events and programs. The platform peels up from the pier deck surface to create two new distinct spaces under the structure and up on the deck. The top deck will be constructed of sustainable hardwood to form terraced stairs and flat viewing areas and will be fully ADA accessible. The open space underneath will provide shade and shelter to park visitors while still providing panoramic views of the harbor.
The most prominent feature of Pier 3 will be its large central lawn with an undulating edge. The edge will consist of groves of trees and shrubs, creating areas protected from wind and sun. A subtle elevation change in the lawn and the neighboring plantings will provide visitors with a unique experience that highlights the landscape and its waterfront location.
Pier 3 will also feature a whimsical labyrinth garden along its northern side. Hedges of varying sizes will create an exploratory maze containing hexagonal picnic tables, mirrored games, and historic elements salvaged from the park.
The outer section of Pier 3 provides a multipurpose hardscape for events and unprogrammed play. It also features a Cedar grove and moveable furniture clustered to create versatile seating areas including picnic tables and Adirondack chairs.
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Brooklyn Bridge Plaza
Located beneath the majestic span of the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge Plaza is envisioned as the park’s grand civic space that will finally connect the DUMBO section of the Park north of the Brooklyn Bridge with those to the south on the repurposed piers. Here the shoreline curves dramatically, enhancing views to the East River and Lower Manhattan.
The Plaza will include elements in keeping with the overall Brooklyn Bridge Park design vocabulary. Future programming might include ice skating, seasonal markets, festivals and educational programming.
Pier 5 Uplands
The Pier 5 Uplands will expand the park’s green space east of the Picnic Peninsula. This section will feature 145,000 square feet of new parkland, including sloping and terraced lawns, a grove with a flexible seating area, and a sound attenuating berm to reduce traffic noise. Set into the hillside will be a new boathouse that includes public restrooms. A new access point will be created at the Montague Street Turnaround. Finally, a new building will provide critical work space for our Maintenance and Operations teams at the southern end of the park.