Peck Slip project moves closer to construction


The latest renderings for Peck Slip represent a compromise between the Parks Department and the State Historic Preservation Office. The wavy-patterned cobblestone plaza has 50 percent more greenery than previous versions. Other changes include a scaled-down fountain and granite slabs to divide the street from the park. The ship ribs framing the eastern portion of the park will be steel onå the bottom and wood on the top, creating a “ghost ship” that dips down below street level. The city Dept. of Design and Construction hopes to begin street reconstruction in the area in the spring and construction on the plaza could begin by the end of next year. The Parks Department said it’s too soon to know when the park could open because officials don’t know when they will be able to start construction. The park is expected to cost $2.8 million to build.