SEAPORT DISTRICT
LOCATION / NEW YORK, NY
PHASE / DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
SIZE / 680,000 SF

SHoP’s proposal for the Seaport District provides a vision of restoration and revitalization for this historic waterfront neighborhood. The principle of this mixed-use project is to extend the Manhattan city fabric toward the water. By defying the current barrier to movement created by South Street and the FDR drive,we create continuous pedestrian connections and increased waterfront access across the site. The addition of retail, residential, cultural, and educational facilities will transform the area into an essential asset for the local community and the city at large. Restoration of the historic Tin Building will breathe new vitality into a long-neglected structure and provide a plaza and marketplace in a previously abandoned space. The residential building on the New Market site will complement both the history and future of the Seaport, and will include additional retail space as well as a school on its lower levels. The project embraces the district’s nautical and commercial history while rethinking the relationship between the city and the waterfront.