Pier A is the sole historic pier left in Manhattan. A three-story pier head was added in 1900, an in 1919 a clock was installed in the tower in memorial of the soldiers who died in World War I. The clock was the first WWI memorial in the United States. The pier underwent a major renovation in 2010 and expects to receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.

Constructed, 1884
Addition, 1900
Addition, 1919
Restoration Begins, 2009
Opened, 2014

Old - AIA NY Chapter Merit Award in 2014
1965- The pier was briefly featured in the 1965 thriller Mirage with Gregory Peck and Diane Baker.