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BIG unveils Brooklyn Bridge Park pavilion designs

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Danish firm BIG has unveiled designs for Pier 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York

The practice’s proposal for a public space and pavilion also features a 5.3m high viewing platform, dubbed the ‘manta ray’.

The 560m² triangular cross-laminated timber structure acts as both a pavilion and a platform providing views of the Stature of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Practice founder Bjarke Ingels said: ‘The manta ray is a small public platform at the end of the pier - equally accessible above and below. Its namesake organic slopes and curves have been shaped by concerns for accessibility, safety, shelter, structure - like a manmade reef evolved to accommodate human life’.

Regina Myer, president of Brooklyn Bridge Park, said: ‘This spectacular structure will provide much-needed shade and a unique space for public events, while offering a dramatic ascent to the water’s edge’.

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  • As a nearby resident and frequent visitor to Brooklyn Bridge Park, I commend this design, which will provide an excellent vantage point for viewing the harbor, lower Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty. It will also allow for taking in the sun, as well as for escaping it. From a purely aesthetic standpoint, I think it is superb. Unfortunately, I understand the Park has yet to secure funding for its construction. I hope that will be available soon.

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