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no sleep ’til brooklyn

Brooklyn has come a long way since the Beastie Boys released that song, “No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn”, in 1987.  Jay-Z brought in Brooklyn’s own entertainment arena – The Barclays Center – now home to the Brooklyn Nets (formerly the New Jersey Nets).  The Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the carousel at DUMBO, and the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and museum are just a few other attractions.

Brooklyn Bridge Park, which opened in 2010, already has plenty to offer such as its waterfront promenades, playgrounds, soccer field, pool, and water cafes.  But who couldn’t use another amazingly designed architectural landmark in New York City?

Danish “starchitect”, Bjarke Ingels, considered to become the next big thing in architecture, is designing a triangular platform on Pier 6 over looking the East River at the south end of the park.

The project is already underway as seen in these photos:

 

In just a few years, Pier 6 will look like this:

 

Now the visitors of Manhattan’s South Street Seaport can have something exciting to look at on the other side of the river!

 

Blog written by Sultana Aslamkhan… topic picked by Alexandra Almaral.

Photos of new project taken from The New York Times article “A Step Up for Brooklyn Bridge Park” written by Michael Kimmelman. Current project photos taken by Sultana Aslamkhan.