Exterior work is nearing completion on the Tin Building, a three-story commercial building at 95 Marginal Street on Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport District. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by Howard Hughes Corporation with Plaza Construction as construction manager, the facility will open with a seafood-themed market by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the main tenant of the low rise building. The 53,000-square-foot structure is located to the east of South Street and the elevated FDR Drive.
A number of finishing touches have gone up since our last update in early March, particularly on the columns below the roof parapet, which are now adorned with ornamentation. The green construction fence still surrounds the property, but should be disassembled soon.
It also appears that the mechanical equipment and systems atop the roof have been installed, along with the remainder of the industrial-style windows and operable walls below the canopy that stretches the length of the main western elevation.
Meanwhile, to the north the Fulton Fish Market is in the process of being demolished. Photos show the skeletal outline of the building and its steel-framed superstructure as more of the outer and inner walls torn down. The whole building should likely be fully dismantled before the end of the year.
Roman & Williams Buildings and Interiors proposals to install new signage and illuminated canopies on the Tin Building is still being reviewed by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). Renderings below depict what the designers envisioned for the retail and dining establishment. Click here to read more about this.
A formal completion date for the Tin Building has not been announced, though YIMBY predicts sometime in early 2022.