Hudson River Park is a waterside park on the Hudson River¬†that extends from¬†59th Street south to¬†Battery Park in the¬†New York City borough of¬†Manhattan. Bicycle and pedestrian paths¬†span the park north to south, opening up the waterfront for recreational use. The park includes tennis and soccer fields,¬†batting cages, children’s playground, dog run, recreational piers, and many other features.
One of the features attracting a lot of attention is a sculpture installation called Stonefield, designed by artist Meg Webster. ¬†To create Stonefield, large stones were chosen from quarries in New York State and the northeast corner of Pennsylvania. They were selected for their special shapes and unusual sculptural qualities.¬† Some are very colorful, some are concave, some craggy, one is very tall, another shaped somewhat like a boat. ¬†Each is special. They are arranged to show their unique characteristics and individuality.
Stonefield is located in the Chelsea area of the park. ¬†The Chelsea area, including Piers 62, 63, and 64, was designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, and is the newest jewel in Hudson River Park’s emerald necklace of waterfront piers and promenades.
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates specified Permaloc’s CleanLine aluminum landscape edging to form various bedding areas within the design, including circles with the sculpture installation itself.