The reconstruction of the landmarked Tin Building is making steady progress in Manhattan’s South Street Seaport District. The original structure, made mostly of a wooden frame featuring an exterior of corrugated metal sheets, suffered a major fire in 1995 and later weathered extensive flood damage from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. After approvals from the city’s Landmark Preservation Commission in 2016, the structure was carefully dismantled and is now being rebuilt 33 feet away from its original location, directly to the west of Pier 17. SHoP Architects is in charge of the design and renovations, while the Howard Hughes Corporation is the developer of the project. Plaza Construction is the construction manager for the property.
New photos show the current state of the project.
The Tin Building was famous for being the 183-year-old home of the Fulton Fish Market, which moved to Hunts Point in the Bronx in November 2005. Once reconstructed, the structure will function primarily as a new seafood-themed market by Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
A completion date for the Tin Building has not been announced yet. More photos and information can be found in this previous YIMBY article.