Hudson River Park Trust, Pier 97, MEP Upgrades, Comfort Station and Pier 97 Docked Vessels

Client: Hudson River Park Trust

Architect: !melk landscape architecture PC and !melk urban design LLC

Location: New York, NY

Estimated Competition Date : 2022

The Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT) recently constructed Pier 97, the northernmost pier of three in total which are connected by Manhattan’s Clinton Cove Park. The recent expansion underway for the pile supported structure will bring added parkland that includes an upland section with comfort station, HRPT offices, and a café space. HRPT has retained !MELK, a landscape architecture and urban design firm, to develop the design and program for the pier working with the community.

JFK&M is providing design services for all mechanical, electrical, fire alarm and plumbing distributions serving the Comfort Station and coordinating with utilities to bring domestic water, gas and electrical services to Pier 97’s varying program components. This includes the electrical distributions for site lighting, and for power to the historic docked vessel and amphitheater. Plumbing includes designing systems to accommodate house bibs, water fountains, and a sanitary system on the Pier as well deliver on HRPT’s provisions for domestic water and sanitary services for the historic vessel docked – incorporating pumping systems as necessary.   While separate consultants were hired to perform the irrigation and water feature designs, JFK&M is providing the domestic water service design and the points of connections to the specialty plumbing features of the new program.