Case Study

Little Island Pier 55 Renovation

Hycrete protected reimagined Pier 55 "Little Island" park from brackish Hudson River water with their dual-action concrete protection technology.
Working with Hycrete is always a huge benefit to the overall project schedule. It eliminates days and days of another subcontractor physically applying waterproofing and holding us up with finishing the foundation earlier.
Thomas Geraci, Ruttura & Sons Construction Co.
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Hycrete Waterproofs Pier 55 Park Renovation on Hudson River


Little Island on Pier 55 is a new park located on the Hudson River near 14th street in downtown Manhattan. The pier was damaged extensively during hurricane Sandy and put out of commission. In 2013 the city decided to turn the former pier into a reimagined public space that could offer New York City residents and visitors an escape from the boisterous city lifestyle.

Pier 55
Deck Slabs, Utility Room Structure
Standard Architects
General Contractor:
Hunter Roberts
Owner - Developer:
Hudson River Park Trust
Ready Mix Provider:
Ferrara Brothers
Product Type:
Hycrete Endure WP


Due to the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, the pier was decommissioned and required significant repairs. Billionaire Barry Diller worked with the Hudson River Park Trust to transform the former pier into an immersive two-acre park that features unique concrete pads in the shape of flower petals that extend from the Hudson River to provide support for the park's green space.


Hycrete Endure WP (formerly W1000) was selected to protect the project from the Hudson River's rough brackish water. Hycrete's waterproofing and anti-corrosion admixtures' dual-action protection made it the perfect choice to protect the park's most critical areas from the detrimental effects of freeze-thaw and chloride ingress.


Nearly 1000 yards of Hycrete treated concrete was used in the project. Benefits include; no additional labor required, disruptive maintenance and down-time avoided, and no need to reapply coatings every few years. The park opens to the public in the Spring of 2021.

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