Rooftop at Pier 17 in the Seaport District/ Image credit: Howard Hughes Corporation Rooftop at Pier 17 in the Seaport District/ Image credit: Howard Hughes Corporation

NEW YORK CITY—In moving forward with the development of Manhattan’s historic Seaport District, the Howard Hughes Corporation has retained Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as the master planner. The architecture firm will work with HHC and local stakeholders on the continued growth of the area, with goals of respecting its history, character and local community. 

Skidmore Owings & Merrill will provide a comprehensive plan for HHC’s Seaport District properties including the surface parking lot at 250 Water St. and other improvements to the district. The design will consider public space, community facilities, resilience and sustainability, affordable housing, pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle circulation, streetscapes, infrastructure and public transit. It will also support the South Street Seaport Museum which provides education about the district’s historic role as one of the city’s major ports.

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Betsy Kim

Betsy Kim was the bureau chief, East Coast, and New York City reporter for Real Estate Forum and As a lawyer and journalist, Betsy has worked as the director of editorial and content for LexisNexis, a TV/multi-media journalist for NBC and CBS affiliated TV stations in the Midwest, and an associate producer at Court TV.

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