Park progress: twenty-fourth report, with a contest: name that hill!

Friday, August 7, 2009.

Friday, August 14, 2009. Here’s the contest: Name the impressive hill (for a view from the summit, see this earlier post) that’s been built on the northern portion of Pier 1, seen above.

Friday, August 14, 2009. Here’s another view of the hill on Pier 1, showing, toward the right, the two flights of stairs that connect the summit with the riverside esplanade. This was taken from the western tower of the Brooklyn Bridge. More photos and text follow the jump.

Friday, August 7, 2009.

Friday, August 14, 2009. Activity continues at the south end of Pier 1.

Friday, August 14, 2009. A closer view shows what may be the beginning of the removal of the pier deck, which will leave just the pilings exposed at this end of Pier 1.

Friday, August 7, 2009.

Friday, August 14, 2009. Some sort of structure is beginning to take shape landward of the foot of Pier 6.

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  • Publius

    I propose calling it “Block the Harbor View from Old Fulton St Hill”

  • Joe

    It should have some really nostalgic name from Brooklyn past. Let me start out with this one: “Ebinger’s Hill”.

  • Willowtown

    Perhaps Regina Ridge or Mount Myer. After all, she is the engine driving this fantastic effort.

  • mjr

    Does anyone know why the light poles need to be so tall? Is the idea to totally illuminate the space at night? The more of them they put in, the more it resembles a Walmart parking lot.

  • Whitman

    Lets call it “The Hill of Untold Want,” after Walt Whitman’s poem below from Leaves of Grass.

    The Untold Want

    THE untold want, by life and land ne’er granted,
    Now, Voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find.

  • Rochdalian

    How about “Whitman Hill”?