A complete set of renderings have been revealed for the 75,000-square-foot New Market building in Lower Manhattan’s South Street Seaport. The construction is part of a massive undertaking by the Howard Hughes Corporation and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in the South Street Seaport district. The community facility space will sit adjacent to the Pier 17 building and the Tin Building, which is currently being rebuilt and will reopen in early 2021.
Renderings depict a light-colored facade with floor-to-ceiling windows and diagonal beams intersecting the views along the top cantilever portion of the building, providing vistas of the East River and Brooklyn waterfront. The rooftop features lush greenery with mechanicals set back toward FDR Drive. The ground floor will consist of commercial space with 17-foot-tall ceilings. Above that is the community facility space, wrapped in wide vertical beams across three of the sides, each spaced apart to provide a play of light and shadows. The event space, located on levels three and four, hangs over on the waterfront-facing elevation.
There are approximately 212,000 square feet of unused air rights owned by the city at the New Market site. It remains to be seen if these will be transferred to 250 Water Street for the development of a supertall with the approval of the city and the New York City Economic Development Corporation.
A timeline of construction and completion for the New Market have yet to be announced.