Winterland atop the Rooftop at Pier 17
New York is a city full of dynamic entertainment and iconic spaces. The Howard Hughes Corporation developed Pier 17 in Manhattan’s evolving Seaport District to be home to a number of these new and exciting venues in a city known for them. The new Winterland Ice Skating experience at the Rooftop at Pier 17 is home to New York City’s first-ever rooftop ice-skating rink and its dramatic vantage point takes in historic sites like the Brooklyn Bridge and Empire State Building, not to mention the resurgent Seaport District.
Creating the Winterland Experience atop the Rooftop at Pier 17
As Architect of Record, we worked closely with Winterland’s designers, The Rockwell Group, and client The Howard Hughes Corporation to create a new premier winter destination. We leveraged our other experience at Pier 17—including our work at the new Malibu Farm—to create the 34,000-square-foot space is home to a L-shaped ice skating rink, an event hall, a warming hut bar and a restaurant/lounge venue. Each structure takes design cues from the historic water towers of New York and the cold-weather warming huts that dot winter landscapes throughout Europe.