Park Progress: Twenty-second Report

Friday, July 31, 2009. Here’s a new view of the work being done at the foot of Pier 2. It appears that a trench is being dug inland of, and parallel to, the canal for kayaks. Comparative photos are after the jump.

Thursday, July 23, 2009.

Friday, July 31, 2009. Some new poles at the left of the photo of the north end of Pier 1; otherwise, plus ça change.

Thursday, July 23, 2009.

Friday, July 31, 2009. Not much visible change at the south end of Pier 1, either, but still lots of evident activity

Thursday, July 23, 2009.

Friday, July 31, 2009. Same little hill of crushed rock in the middle of Pier 6.

Update: Perhaps I’ll get some insight on what’s going on and what’s to come when I tour the Park construction site Tuesday evening. I’ll post a report soon after.

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  • Andrew Porter

    I don’t think that’s for kayaks; you can paddle *underneath* the pier from there, and get lost in a dark place with lots of concrete pillars. Heaven help you if you’re in there when a passing SeaStreak sends waves underneath. Not the most inviting of environments.

  • Claude Scales

    Andrew: the information that the open space between Pier 2 and the shore is for kayaks came from this Brooklyn Eagle editorial. Perhaps they’ll put a net or other protective barrier between the “canal” and the undersides of the pier to prevent kayaks from straying.

  • Curmudgeon

    Does anyone know why the steel frame is still still standing on Pier 2? Is is going to be used for smoething or is it yet to be torn down?

  • Claude Scales

    Pier 2 is slated to be used for indoor athletics, so the framework is there to support a new structure.