SHoP Tweaks Pier 17 Design To Let the Sun (And Rain) In

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[Rendering by SHoP.]

After receiving Landmarks Preservation Commission approval for its SHoP makeover of the South Street Seaport’s Pier 17, developer Howard Hughes agreed on lease terms with the Economic Development Corporation and prepared to enter the ULURP process. In the meantime, Howard Hughes also went before some Community Board 1 committees to present a few modifications to Pier 17′s future shopping mall. The Tribeca Trib has the deets. The modifications will split the mall building into two parts, allowing light (and rain) in. “We think that would be pretty fantastic and really have this great engagement with the waterfront,” ShoP’s Gregg Pasquarelli explains.

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[Via Tribeca Trib.]

SHoP also modified its proposal for the Link Building (above), the future home of a food market on the southwest corner of Pier 17. The Landmarks Preservation Commission didn’t like the original design, which blocked the neighboring Tin Building; the revision is glassier. Here’s one more look:

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Howard Hughes is seeking a food market operator now.
· Hughes Corp. Shows Newest New Plans for Pier 17 [Tribeca Trib]
· Pier 17 coverage [Curbed]

Article source: http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2012/10/09/shop_tweaks_pier_17_design_to_let_the_sun_and_rain_in.php By: Warren Meadley