|SOUTH STREET SEAPORT|
South Street Seaport is comprised of three historic buildings and one pavilion shopping building on the East River in Lower Manhattan. The vision is to revitalize Pier 17 balancing the pier’s iconic waterfront location with its unique ability to provide a much needed community anchor for the rapidly growing residential population in Lower Manhattan. The ultimate objective is to create an unparalleled New York experience that is compelling to residents, local workers and visitors.
The development plan features the complete transformation of Pier 17, including enhanced and increased open space on the pier as well as the building’s roof, and retail space filled with destination stores, restaurants and neighborhood shops. The design is contemporary yet draws from the site’s history as a bustling marketplace and renowned maritime port. The Pier 17 renovation is expected to begin during the summer of 2013 with a grand opening planned for 2015.