What is Your Little Island?
This is Little Island NYC, an artificial island park in the Hudson River west of Manhattan in New York City. It sits on the site of the old Pier 54, which Hurricane Sandy destroyed in 2012. It was designed by Heatherwick Studio and primarily funded by billionaires Barry Diller and Diane von Fürstenberg.
Built on 132 concrete pilings, Little Island is a welcome addition as the city emerges from the pandemic and is starving to connect to nature and the arts, which are both on display here. My first reaction to the park was that somebody created a 3D board game and floated it out on the water. This is what happens when you give your inner child the freedom to play. What would you create if you let your imagination fly free? What is the space that you would like to design?
Find out more about Little Island here.