The legendary Cunard Queen Elizabeth 2 on the Hudson River in New York City, October 16, 2008, as she departs for the final time.

02 December, 2010

Manhattan Piers Go LED

Piers 88 and 90 of the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, piers that QE2 and countless other Cunard ship have used throughout the years have received a bit of a facelift, as reported in this article in 10.20.2010 edition of The Architect's Newspaper.  With the ability to change the background color and to run video on this background, it will be interesting to see what they come up with when the two cruising Queens, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria, visit the piers in January after their tandem crossing. 

Brutalistic, cold, and imposing concrete ramps and and structure have obscured the remnants of the original piers for years and without a ship in port, you would be hard pressed to recognize the structure as little more than a parking structure with a nice view of the Hudson River.  These piers were in drastic need of updating.  More to follow when I get an up close view of this little bit of Times Square on the Hudson in January 2011.

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