Pier 15 Design Gets Green Light from LPC
March 17th, 2009, 5:24 pm
The LPC today approved the design of Pier 15, which is to be reconstructed in the South Street Seaport Historic District.The project’s architect, Greg Pasquarelli of SHoP Architects, has designed a two-level pier that provides passive recreational space as well as places for boats to dock. MAS supported the project and the LPC’s approval; we believe that the project balances well the different viewpoints of what the East River waterfront should be and that its design, height, and materials are appropriate to the historic district.The Pier 15 project is part of the NYC Economic Development Corporation’s larger East River Esplanade plan which will run from the Battery Maritime Building north to connect to the East River Park. Pier 15 is just to the south of where General Growth Properties’ has proposed its large-scale redevelopment project.Even though that project seems to be at standstill for the moment, MAS continues to be concerned about it and the detrimental impact it will have on the South Street Seaport Historic District.