Manhattan’s $260M “Little Island” park is finished, and we have to say… it’s pretty awesome.
Little Island is visible from Manhattan’s West Side Highway where Pier 54 used to be— it’s a 2.4-acre park featuring concrete “tulip” structures holding up a maze of bridges, walkways, and trees.
Billionaire Barry Diller paid for the park’s construction through the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation. The park emulates a “leaf floating on water.”
Little Island Executive Director Trish Santini commented:
There are different views of the city, views of the water, views of people, and views of the landscape. You’re digesting a different element of the experience [as you move through the space].