The restoration and conversion of Manhattan’s Pier 57 turned this 62-year-old historic landmark into an open-air retail and urban marketplace. The unique structure – Manhattan’s only pier built on floating concrete boxes instead of piles – saw a confluence of old and new, tying into the borough’s thriving Hudson River Park and Meatpacking District while preserving and enhancing the historic fabric and character of the 60-plus year old pier. Owner and developer RXR Realty committed to creating affordable commercial space dedicated to local vendors. The attraction incorporates a multitude of amenities, including a public rooftop park and amphitheater, beach club and spa, rock climbing space, and many eclectic food and beverage options. Extensive coordination and approvals took place between Hunter Roberts and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) – a division of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, and with cooperation from the Hudson River Park Trust. The scope also included two (2) 4000 ampere boards and three (3) Con Ed Vaults. While the interior of the building underwent extensive demolition to prepare for new tenants, the exterior facade was protected and restored.