Little Island at Pier 55, NYC

  • Developer: Barry Diller
  • Architect: Heatherwick Studio
  • Engineer: ARUP
  • Customer: The Fort Miller Co. Inc.

About Little Island

Little Island, formerly known as Pier 55, is a 2.4-acre elevated park located in the Hudson River off of West 13th Street in NYC. The Park is constructed out of 132 tulip-shaped concrete pots that were pre-casted by The Fort Miller Company in upstate NY and installed on pilings in the river. Once completed, the landscape will feature a combination of over 100 species of trees and shrubs spread out across the rolling hills and open lawns. Additionally, the park will also offer performances of all kinds at its 700-seat amphitheater.

Scope of Work

Contracted to design and fabricate 220 unique concrete forms used for bed molds and 45 unique column head molds for the pier cap forms. The forms were constructed using 2# Density EPS foam coated with high pressure hydraulically sprayed polyurethane. Our customer was able to reuse the forms more than the 6 times we guaranteed.