YIMBY has another set of illustrative renderings created by Siniaevart that showcase the three alternate conceptual building massings for 250 Water Street, a proposed skyscraper project from The Howard Hughes Corporation in the South Street Seaport District. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill, the full-block development has the potential to use 700,000 square feet of unused air rights to achieve supertall status, which would make it the tallest structure in Lower Manhattan outside of the World Trade Center complex.
The first rendering shows the tallest scheme, which would stand 990 feet tall and feature a much more slender profile than the massing featured on Monday. The second is the two-tower plan with roof heights of 770 feet and 385 feet above street level. The final two renderings are for the shortest structure, with a roof parapet of 580 feet high.
250 Water Street’s loftiest iteration would easily eclipse the rooftops of Frank Gehry’s nearby 8 Spruce Street and surpass the spire of 70 Pine Street by 38 feet. Its position near the East River waterfront would make it stand out among the Financial District skyline regardless of which version of the skyscraper ultimately gets built.
The following is a statement from The Howard Hughes Corporation to once again note the state of the project with regard to the renderings. “These are a private artist’s renderings of the 250 Water Street site, which do not accurately reflect the project configurations under study and have no connection to The Howard Hughes Corporation or SOM. Plans for the site have not been finalized and we continue to work with neighbors, businesses, civic groups, and elected and government officials on a planning framework for the Seaport area.”
Approvals and a timeline of construction for 250 Water Street have not been announced.