Sunday, August 26, 2012

A new Pier 17 is in the works

From Crain's:

The firm that leases the South Street Seaport announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement with the New York City Economic Development Corp. for a major, multi-year revamp of Pier 17.

Howard Hughes Corp. said its plan has been approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, with the support of Community Board 1, according to a statement released by the company. Construction is expected to start next year and to conclude by 2015.

The real estate company plans a "complete transformation" of Pier 17, including adding a glass-enclosed retail center, new architecture and a rooftop space that could be used for concerts and other live-entertainment events, the statement said. Late last year, representatives from the company and their designer, SHoP Architects, met with members of Manhattan Community Board 1 to show them renderings, as previously reported in Crain's.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

some u.s.cities are in bankruptcy because the leaders went into debt building unsustainable tourist seaports. see:Stockton,San Bernardino ,Cal.