Little Island ProjectCommon Space
New York Decks handled the carpentry package for the “Little Island”, an internationally acclaimed new pier on the Hudson River in New York harbor. Our responsibilities included the build out of the 600- person amphitheater at the northwest corner of the “island”, the multi-level black locust heavy timber hillside steps and stairs, various observation point wood decks, and the wood handrails at the entrance ramps to the island. The stage at the amphitheater had to be prepared to support a variety of recreational and theatrical productions, as well as withstand any adverse weather conditions from being located over the Hudson River. The black locust steps which were bolted to a poured concrete base, needed to be secure enough for heavy foot traffic and also precise enough to meet the exacting standards of New York City code, the aesthetics of the multi- layered design team and Thomas Heatherwick himself, the acclaimed architect and artist who took a very hands-on approach to the project. New York Decks contributed to the technical development of the install, which included aluminum framing to support wooden decks, exterior grade finishes, and the bracket design to hold the massive handrails at the entrance ramps in place.
Read about the project here: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/20/arts/little-island-barry-diller.html