Perched on the southern tip of Lower Manhattan overlooking the Hudson River, Pier A is a 3-story pier once used as a port of entry for distinguished visitors arriving by sea. The adaptive re-use of this underutilized historic landmark presents enormous opportunities for promoting economic growth and enhancing tourism, adding to Lower Manhattan’s resurgence. “For more than two decades, there have been discussions about developing Pier A in a way that benefits from its prime location on New York Harbor and serves the residents of Lower Manhattan,” said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “Built in 1886, this is the oldest surviving pier in New York,” notes senior associate Jack Martin, project manager. “The design focuses on a sensibility and recognition of that history.” The project expects a minimum of LEED™ Silver certification.