New SHoP Architects-designed Pier 17 is making progress, looking sharp

Posted On Mon, August 13, 2018 By

Posted On Mon, August 13, 2018 By In New Developments, South Street Seaport

Howard Hughes Corporation’s re-launch of the SHoP Architects-designed Pier 17 in Lower Manhattan’s Seaport District kicked off this summer, with exciting plans for food, drink, art, architecture, retail, and entertainment concepts finally being realized. The first two venues in the new complex–the Heineken Riverdeck waterfront bar, designed by Woods Bagot, and the Fresh Market Hall restaurant–are open for business and the district’s 2018 rooftop concert series officially began on July 28 with a free opening-day performance by Jon Batiste and the Dap-Kings. The rest of the new complex in what historically was the city’s first 24-hour district is still under construction, but designs are taking shape on the way to transforming the existing building into a vibrant destination and a 21st century 24/7 live/work/play community.

Shop architects, pier 17

SHoP’s design for the new pier re-thinks the idea of the mall with a modern mix of boutiques and large restaurants and retail spaces. Echoing the quintessential New York streetscape, smaller individual structures hold shops and restaurants, separated by open-air pedestrian thoroughfares. James Corner Field Operations designed the full open space and public realm, along with all the landscaping for the new pier.

Shop architects, pier 17

Shop architects, pier 17

Shop architects, pier 17

Above the small shops, two large floors, each measuring 60,000 square feet, stretch out to form a roof. Massive glass garage-style doors descend to shelter the lower levels of the complex in bad weather, offering protection from the elements but still opening up previously blocked views of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Shop architects, pier 17

Shop architects, pier 17

Shop architects, pier 17

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Photography by Ty Cole, courtesy of SHoP Architects. 

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Neighborhoods : Lower Manhattan,Seaport District

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