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hudson square statistics

average age





77% white




9% hispanic 7% black/african american





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us census bureau/2000 census


4% asian 3% other = 1%

the average income of 2,256 hudson square residents



professional and related occupations

sales and office occupations


professional, scientific, management, administrative,and waste management services

23,855 jobs



management, business, and financial occupations



production, transportation and material moving

service occupations


construction, maintenence







agriculture, construction, manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, and utilities

information, finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing

educational, health, and social services

arts, entertainment, recreation, accomodation, and food services

public administration

wholesale trade, retail trade

2,256 residents households


73% = 1218

= 30% 27%

new york city enclave map the new york times

Bronx New Jersey




Staten Island










Orthodox Jewish






Puerto Rican





After analyzing the demographics of Hudson Square, it was evident that the neighborhood was not diverse enough. The ethnic enclave map shows the domininant enclaves throughout the 5 boroughs and how they could be drawn into the neighborhood. With a dominant Caucasion population, and a low percentage of family residents, the initial idea was to drive in the public by means of park space, cultural markets, exhibition spaces, and sports from various backgrounds. The idea is to draw the public in, and at the same time, create a more communal area, while also celebrating the diversity of New York City.

how does culture get integrated into the neighborhood? community/cultural center

The community/cultural center can host exhibitions, theatre productions, music ensembles, and performing arts shows about a variety of cultures. It can also contain a library of books to educate the community about the neighborhood, New York City, and the rest of the world.


The market sector of the project can sell anything from your regular household groceries, to imported ceramic plates from Spain. Its function is to serve the regular needs of the community, while also providing products targeted to the diverse population of New York City.


Sports are as diverse as anything could get; people of all genders, backgrounds, and cultures play various kinds of sports. There are sports that are played more often in some parts of the globe than others, but in the end, it’s about bringing the community and the city together.

2 minute travel time

lower manhattan parks & recreation nyc parks

Recreation Leisure


Park space is limited in Hudson Square; within the neighborhood, there are very ffew leisure and recreations spots. Most would have to travel farther south or towards the east side.



new york city recreation

5 minutes travel time


nyc parks




New Jersey

Swimming & Diving Kayaking Volleyball Manhattan

Track Bocce








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Staten Island

Squash/Racquetball In order to introduce recreation into the project, the fields, courts, and facilities provided by the city of New York to the public were diagrammed in order to show their present location and distance from the site. With the information collected, the types of sports diagrammed, along with fields for sports that weren’t provided or that the city lacked, were introduced into the program. Having a recreational center thats provides numerous amounts of recreational activities for the public not only benefits Hudson Square in terms of providing a new hollistic outlook from its prior facilities that were in poor shape, but it also drives those who play these sports, both competitively and leisurely, to come use the facility. It’s a matter of saving recreation in Hudson Square, since Pier 40 houses so many programs and leagues, but is slowly deteriorating with age.

Soccer is the world’s game; since 2004, Pier 40 has provided soccer leagues and pick-up games for free to the public, in turn, people from various backgrounds and cultures have stepped onto the field to play. Open 365 days a year, through rain, sleet, and snow, the pier provides a commodity that no other park or location provides, fields that are open at the crack of dawn, and fields that close when the entire city is well into their sleep. In order to revive the pier, the already existing recreational program must be built upon, and the already existing idea of culture must be implanted in the design. Hudson Square houses one of the most important recreational spots in New York City, however, since individuals from different backgrounds come to the area on a daily basis to play, why not expand this idea of recreation to sports from different cultures and backgrounds? Hudson Square could be the home to New York City’s cultural center, cultural markets, and a wide range of sports.

Pier 40 has been an immensely important recreational spot for not only families living in the downtown area, but also many individuals living in the 5 boroughs. It has become the home to an array of leagues, programs, and organizations, bringing together people of different backgrounds and color. Redeveloping the site along with the waterfront would not only strengthen ties with the community, it would also continue serving the community as the only resource of its kind in the area.

The existence of Pier 40......and its decline



Pier 40 is built for the Holland America Line in an attempt for the City of New York to reinvest and retain some of the commercial cargo shipping on it’s shores.

Main Field = 3.2 Acres -Soccer -Rugby -Lacrosse -Football -Baseball -Football


The Holland America Line ceases . operations as it makes a move to Seattle. The pier would serve as a wareshouse, bus depot, Fed Ex distriburion center, and the city’s largest public parking lot.

2 small fields (roof) -Soccer -Football -Lacrosse

A less-than-regulat field is built on the


Provides $7.5 million a for the Hudson River of the park’s annual o Deterioration of the ro various parts to close.



tion-size soccer e roof of the pier.



Under a provision in the Hudson River Park Act where it states that parks shall be allowed limited commercial use, all commercial operations in Pier 40 were forced out. The parking lot was the only exception.

A 3.2 acre sports field athletic facility was built with money donated from Nike, the US Soccer Foundation, and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.

Main Concerns Moorings = 40


a year in rent Park Trust, 40% operating budget. oof has caused .

2 weekly Cruise Lines The Queen of Hearts

Trapeze School Education Classrooms -Fishing & Biology -Water Quality & Plankton -Changing Waterfront -Clean Sanctuary Campaign -Boat Building

Star of Palm Beach Kayaking Hudson River Park Trust Fund

Deteriorating Roof = $20,000,000 Rusting Support Piles and other structural and maintenence issues= $130,000,000 It would take roughly $150,000,000 to fix Pier 40 and it’s deteriorating form.

but what if the program was as diverse as this, to not only

serve Hudson Square, but New York City as a whole.....

Shuffleboard Court Size: 52 ft x 10 ft Players: 2-8 Game Duration: Play up to 78 points

Dancing Studio

Bocce Ball Court Size: 100 ft x 10 ft Players: 2-8 Game Duration: Play up to 7-13 points

Soccer Weight Lifting Field Size: 360 ft x 180 ft Station Players: 22 (11 on each side) Game Duration: 90 min (45 min halves)

Squash Court Size: 45 ft x 25 ft Players: 1 vs 1 or 2 vs 2 Game Duration: Best of 3 sets

Water Polo Field Size: 98 ft x 65 ft Players: 14 (7 per team) Game Duration: Four 8 minute periods

Cricket Field Size: 484 ft long side, 418 ft short side Players: 13 on the field at once Game Duration: 6 hours to 5 days

Track and Field

Football Field Size: 360 ft x 180 ft Players: 22 (11 on each side) Game Duration: 60 min (four 15 min quarters)

Petanque Court Size: 49 ft x 13 ft Players: 2-12 Game Duration: Play up to 13 points

Ultimate Frisbee Court Size: 321 ft x 121 ft Players: 14 (7 on each side) Game Duration: 40 minutes (Two 20 minute halves)

Basketball Court Size: 92 ft x 50 ft Players: 10 (5 on each side) Game Duration: 48 minutes (Four 12 min quarters)

Tennis Court Size: 78 ft x 36 ft Players: 1 vs 1 or 2 vs 2 Game Duration: Best of 3 sets

Horseshoe Court Size: 48 ft x 6 ft Players: 1 vs 1 or 2 vs 2 Game Duration: Play up to 40 points Hockey Field Size: 200 ft x 85 ft Players: 12 (6 per team) Game Duration: 60 min (three 20 min periods)

Judo Court Size: 51 sq ft Players: 1 vs 1 Game Duration: 1 round

Fencing Court Size: 42 ft x 4 ft Players: 1 vs 1 Game Duration: 9 minutes

10m 7.5m 5m

Competitive Swimming Pool Size: 165 ft x 88 ft (50 m x 25m) Swimmers: 8 lanes Events: 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m Freestyle




Volleyball Court Size: 58 ft x 29 ft Players: 12 (6 on each side) Game Duration: Best 2/3 with 25 pt games

Taekwondo Court Size: 44 sq ft Players: 1 vs 1 Game Duration: 3 rounds

Wrestling Court Size: 32 ft in diameter Players: 1 vs 1 Game Duration: 3 periods - 7 minutes

Diving Tank Size: 88 ft x 75 ft Divers: no limit Events: 10m, 7.5m, 5m

Dodgeball Court Size: 65 ft x 41 ft Players: No limit Game Duration: Elimination of one whole team

Rugby Field Size: 360 ft x 180 ft Players: 30 (15 on each side) Game Duration: 80 min (40 min halves) Baseball/Softball Field Size: Right Field: 175 ft, Center Field: 205 ft, Left Field: 150 ft Players: 9 on the field Game Duration: 9 innings

Lacrosse Field Size: 330 ft x 180 ft Players: 20 (10 on each side) Game Duration: 60 min (four 15 min quarters)

Racquetball/Handball Court Size: 40 ft x 20 ft Players: 1 vs 1 or 2 vs 2 Game Duration: Best of 3 sets

view at waster level from the fields

view from the entrance into the stadium

plan view of the Hudson Square Cosmo Piers

parking residential night clubs skatepark

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swimming pool 4

24 hrs

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cultural center yacht club/marina markets restaurants stadium track offices





west side highway




west side highway

holland tunnel

residential towers


view at waster level from the fields

Depending on the time of the day and the amount of sun hitting the stadium, the overhead structure will act as shields and protect the crowd from the sun. This mechanized system also casts a number of shadows on the playing field.

typical market kiosk

There are a range of shelves of different lengths and widths to place various types of merchandise in.

This piece can function as a counter and also a place of transaction between the clerk and the customer.

Depending on who runs the kiosk, customers can walk in and out to view merchandise.



What is the closest market?

Chelsea Market

1.5 miles




11 minutes





New York City’s population is as diverse as any city in the world can get. The Cosmo Pier Markets don’t just sell your normal groceries and apparel, the majority of the market consists of products from every continent with hopes of attracting various diverse groups.

view at waster level from the fields

view from the entrance into the stadium

view of the residential towers

view from the piers at the marina

view from the piers at the marina

view of the stadium

view of the skatepark

view at water level from the fields

view of the skatepark

view at water level from the fields

view from the entrance into the stadium

Cosmo Piers  

A redevelopment of the Hudson Square waterfront in New York City

Cosmo Piers  

A redevelopment of the Hudson Square waterfront in New York City