SOUTH STREET SEAPORT Re-Envisioning the Urban Edge
Emerging New York Architects 2008 Competition Jury Selection
Our vision for the South Street Seaport neighborhood employs four operational strategies to redefine its identity through nature, history, spectacle and economic opportunity.
A new urban promenade is composed from a series of program elements including public plazas, a new marina, and a dramatic sky-link that would connect to the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian walkway.
The old Fulton Fish Market becomes the new home of the Seaman's Church Institute, a strategy that would provide a rich, mixed program entity and principal attraction for the new waterfront. A public markets occupies the ground level of the renovated fish market structure and to promote economic growth and development we would insert thriving programs in open lots. Phased over time, these would diversify this urban edge and further promote small business opportunities.