250 Water Street

Site map of planned development at 250 Water Street and the new South Street Seaport Museum - Howard Hughes Corporation; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

LPC Reviews Updated Proposals for 250 Water Street High-Rise Tower and South Street Museum Expansion Project

Plans to construct a pair of high-rise towers at 250 Water Street in the South Street Seaport Historic District have been dramatically scaled down, as revealed in updated proposals from Howard Hughes Corporation and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Additional members of the project team include architects JHPA and historic preservation consultants Higgins Quasebarth & Partners.

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Rendering of new residential towers at 250 Water Street - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM); Howard Hughes Corporation

LPC Reviews Howard Hughes’ Proposals for 250 Water Street in the Financial District, Manhattan

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is now reviewing proposals from Howard Hughes Corporation to construct a new pair of high-rise towers at 250 Water Street and a multi-phase expansion of the South Street Seaport Museum in Manhattan’s Financial District. The developer has selected Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as lead architect with supporting design services from JHPA and historic preservation experts Higgins Quasebarth & Partners.

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Rendering of 250 Water Street by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Howard Hughes Corporation Announces Plans for Two-Tower Development at 250 Water Street in South Street Seaport

New renderings and details of 250 Water Street were revealed yesterday, depicting a mixed-use development significantly smaller in size and scope than the supertall previously speculated. Developed by the Howard Hughes Corporation and designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill, the two-tower high rise is a bit underwhelming in contrast to the 1,000-foot-tall design that would have become the tallest structure in lower Manhattan.

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Rendering of 250 Water Street by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Checking in On SOM’s Proposed 89-Story Supertall at 250 Water Street in the South Street Seaport District

YIMBY went to take a look at 250 Water Street, the site of Howard Hughes‘ planned supertall in the South Street Seaport District. Early renderings from Skidmore Owings & Merrill show the mixed-use skyscraper rising nearly 1,052 feet tall. However, it may be a few years before any progress begins on the Financial District project, which would become the tallest residential building below Canal Street.

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Rendering of 250 Water Street by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Renderings Revealed for SOM’s Supertall 250 Water Street, in South Street Seaport District

In an exclusive reveal, today, YIMBY has the scoop on the renderings for Howard Hughes‘ planned supertall at 250 Water Street on the edge of the Financial District in the South Street Seaport, designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill. There has been much speculation about whether the full-block development could reach supertall status with the transfer of 700,000 square feet in air rights, which would make it the tallest structure in Lower Manhattan, after One and Three World Trade Center, with diagrams indicating a total height just shy of 1,052 feet.

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