We're kind of obsessed with the High Line. A beautiful, picturesque park above the city's blustering streets? We're fans. 

However, the High Line could see some competition as New York City is slated to get one of the coolest green spaces by the end of 2018. 

Why is this park so significant? It's going to be built right on the water. 

Seriously, High Line, meet Pier 55: a 2.7 acre island park at the end of West 13th Street, including three performance venues, sprawling open land and greenery, and an amphitheater that can hold up to 700 people. 

The park will be one of the biggest privately funded parks in the country, with funds in the $130 million range being pledged by billionaire Barry Diller, with the remainder of the $170 million budget to be handled by the city, state, and Hudson River Park Trust. 

Time Out reports that the project is anticipated to break ground (water?) this summer.

Check out the renderings of the space below.


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[via Time Out] [Feature Image Courtesy TimeOut]