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 labyrinth 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.
Click here to learn more about Pier 3.
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 expanded the park’s green space east of the Picnic Peninsula with its debut in July 2017. Additional amenities will be available to visitors when work is completed this winter. 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.
Pier 2 Uplands
Opening to the public in summer 2020, the Pier 2 Uplands will add 3.4 acres of parkland to BBP. The main feature of this section will be a water garden containing pier remnants cut away from Pier 3 and repurposed to create an exciting water feature with spray jets bouncing water off the pile remnants.
Adjacent to the water feature will be a 6,300 square foot lawn featuring a seating area made from salvaged granite from the Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation project at the top. This seating area will have a beautiful vantage point looking out onto Pier 1 and the Manhattan skyline. The sound attenuating berm will be continued throughout the Pier 2 Uplands.
Construction on Pier 2 Uplands will begin in Fall 2018.