Why NYC must save the South Street Seaport

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Y-SEAPORT-articleLargeApril 19, 2014- The Post has a lengthy historical piece on the Seaport, and slams the Howard Hughes Corporation, “Now Howard Hughes plans on finishing the job — asking the city to evict the museum from the last buildings it occupies and for permission to erect a 50-story hotel complex on the publicly owned site of the 1930s fish market, which has moved to The Bronx. This would be tragic. New Yorkers and the de Blasio administration need to step in and support the Seaport Museum and the district’s public space.”

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1 Response to Why NYC must save the South Street Seaport

  1. Jordan Gruzen FAIA Architect says:

    The character of the “new” South Street Seaport should reflect the 300 year tradition of the “old” seaport. This is what New Yorkers and the millions of tourists come to see and expect to find. This can be achieved with deference to architectural scale, quality of materials and character, in the spirit of what already exists there.
    The new World Trade Center development developing on the Hudson River west end of the dumbbell connected by Fulton Street. The South Street Seaport’s eastern end of this dumbbell should be distinctly different in character from the World Trade/World Financial Center’s cluster of 21st century towers. Something different is expected at this end of the axis. If a new tower is economically justified, it should be further south with the already existing towers where Wall Street joins the East River, not in the middle of the Seaport.

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