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Brooklyn Bridge Park Keeps Getting Nicer: Plans for New Viewing Platform Unveiled

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Keeps Getting Nicer: Plans for New Viewing Platform Unveiled

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The Brooklyn waterfront just keeps getting cooler – Those of you who visited us at Photoville know how hip Brooklyn Bridge Park already is, and it’s still growing.

The wildly popular 1.3-mile-long riverfront park could soon have a new viewing platform that would offer jaw-dropping views of lower Manhattan and a visual anchor to the park area, the New York Times reported. City officials have unveiled plans for a sleek, triangular platform at Pier 6 on the southern end of the park. Designed by starchitect Bjarke Ingels, the $8 million structure will allow pedestrians and bicyclists to travel underneath its 18-foot apex. There will also be a meadow and picnic area.

The proposal is expected to be approved by the city’s Public Design Commission, with construction of the privately funded project slated to begin in early 2014. Completion is currently set for mid-2015.

Since opening in 2010, Brooklyn Bridge Park has rapidly become a hotspot for city dwellers and tourists alike, blending the charm of historic Brooklyn neighborhoods nearby with the typical daycation experience – It’s a getaway that’s not far away.

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