The above photos were taken Sunday, November
5th, 2000 @ 6:30 am, and are the
"PRESENT DAY REMAINS"
of the famous
"CUNARD/WHITE STAR PIER 54"
in New York City which burned down the 6th of May, 1932.
All that remains of the structure, is the steel
framed entrance way into the pier.
With the words, CUNARD WHITE STAR, almost completely worn away.
One of the berths has been repaired and re-paved as a pedestrian walk out
park to view the Hudson River.
Other berths remain in rubble, with their original dock cleats piled together.
The pier is located on West Street, also known
as 12th Ave., between West 14th
Street, and Little West 12th Street, in New York's West Village, Meat Packing District.
Most of the piers in the area have been renovated, as well as West Street, under
New York's latest waterfront beautification project, into Sports Arenas, Sightseeing, and
Recreational Cruise Lines, New York City Services, and Ferry Connections with New Jersey.
And of course, The USS Intrepid, Sea & Air Museum, 30 blocks north.
What will be the fate of the entrance way to
Will it be torn down to make way for something new, or restored,
as a historic monument to the famous steamship line?
Only Time Will Tell.
Photos and story by
Paul G Hoffmann, 2000
"THE WIRELESS STATION"