Little Island Park in New York by Thomas Heatherwick

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British architect Thomas Heatherwick used 132 concrete columns to create New York's Little Island Park

Heatherwick Studio teamed up with engineering firm Arup and New York landscape architects MNLA to complete Little Island Park. “Little Island” is located on the West Side and rises on 132 concrete columns that are set at different levels and form an undulating platform. According to Thomas Heatherwick, the project is inspired by the piles of old Pier 54, which still protrude from the water.

Studio selected colors for the project and trees. The island also has three concert venues, including an amphitheater for 700 spectators, a central plaza with benches and a café, and a sunbathing lawn.

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