Triple Island, 2013
Mary Mattingly's Waterfront Development on Art21, 2013
Triple Island is located on Pier 42 in Lower Manhattan. It celebrates the opening of the new park by taking into account the geographical history of the site – it is built on the East River from landfill and recently flooded during Hurricane Sandy. It is a scalable and amphibious ecosystem that acts as a temporary habitat for residents. As a public experiment, Triple Island is an approach to living in a future New York replete with an acceleration of environmental challenges. We want it to address the importance of decentralizing our basic resources by creating a regenerative living system that provides food, power, shelter, and water for its inhabitants from natural systems. We hope it can encourage community-based interdependent networks to further establish means of resource and skill sharing in our daily lives.
Triple Island is a project by Mary Mattingly, and is part of Paths to Pier 42. Paths to Pier 42 is made possible by The Surdna Foundation and the New York Community Trust and by generous donations from Build it Green NYC, New York Restoration Project and Solar One. In addition, this project was funded by an agreement awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency to the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission in partnership with the New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program. http://pathstopier42.com/
Pier 42 is located along the East River between the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges. The temporary park site is on the south side of the FDR Drive with entrances from the East River Greenway at Montgomery Street and through Corlears Hook Park at Cherry Street. The nearest subway station is the F train at East Broadway.