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New York City’s largest rooftop open space has opened at the Pier 57 redevelopment by a joint venture of RXR, Young Woo and the Baupost Group

NYC’s Largest Rooftop Open Space Unveiled at Pier 57 

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Hudson River Park Trust president & CEO Noreen Doyle, RXR CEO Scott Rechler and Google CFO Ruth Porat on Monday announced the opening of an 80,000-square-foot rooftop park at Hudson River Park’s Pier 57, a historic pier that has been successfully restored by a development team led by RXR and featuring Google as the anchor tenant.  

Opening the nearly two-acre rooftop park, New York City’s largest rooftop open space, delivers on one of the original commitments made by the joint venture between development partners  RXR, Young Woo & Associates, and The Baupost Group.  

““By sparking economic activity, providing the community with much-needed public space, and supporting artists, Pier 57 represents a very bright light at the end of the tunnel New Yorkers have been navigating for the past few years,” said Rechler. 


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