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 to be home to a number of these new and exciting venues in a city known for them. The Rooftop at Pier 17 Winterland 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.
As Architect Of Record, we worked closely with Winterland’s designers, The Rockwell Group, and client Howard Hughes Corporation to create a new premier winter destination. 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.