British designer Thomas Heatherwick used 132 concrete columns placed in the Hudson River to support the recently opened 2.4 acre Little Island Park in New York City.
Two bridges connect Little Island to the mainland. The park is located in Chelsea on Manhattan's West Side, close to the southern end of the High Line.
Over 540 metres of pathways wind through the park, looping past viewpoints and performance spaces, including an amphitheatre that frames the water behind the stage.
The piles, each of which can support up to 350 tons, have been driven deep into the rock 61 metres beneath the water.
there are 400 species of plants and 100 types of tree for the project, strategically planting evergreens to stop the wind from the river buffeting people as they stroll through the park. Also there are lawns for visitors to sunbathe on in the summer.