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Check out fresh pix of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 3

Final Pier to Feature Labyrinth Garden, Lawn and Event Space

March 12, 2018 By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Workers are busily constructing park amenities on Pier 3, the final unfinished pier at Brooklyn Bridge Park. It is slated to open to the public this summer. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan
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Workers are busily installing landscaping, hardscaping and other features at Pier 3, the final unfinished pier at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

When the five-acre pier opens this summer, it will bring the Brooklyn Bridge Park project to 90 percent completion, the park said in an e-blast on Monday.

As can be seen from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, an acre of the large central lawn has already been sodded. Trees and shrubs will eventually be planted around the perimeter of the pier to provide protection from wind and sun. Some of the perimeter trees are already on site.

One of the more intriguing elements of the pier will be a labyrinth garden made up of hedges of varying sizes, imaginative seating and interactive features like an echo game and walk-in kaleidoscope. A seating enclave by industrial designer Gunter Beltzig will be nestled into landscaping.

The park says a “multipurpose hardscape” is also being installed, which will be used for events.

Pier 3 signs — using letters salvaged from the original pier sheds from when the Port Authority occupied the site more than 30 years ago — have been hung over the two entrances.  

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