South Street Seaport Aims to Revitalize Lower Manhattan

By Marcie Geffner - Urban Land

Lower Manhattan’s South Street Seaport redevelopment is planned to offer New Yorkers an attractive package of benefits they have said they want: a revitalized shopping complex, restoration of historic buildings, repairs to a storm-damaged pier and platform, an extended pedestrian path, and even a marina that could accommodate tall ships.

However, Dallas-based developer Howard Hughes Corp. is planning a component that remains a subject of debate among some New Yorkers: ­a new mixed-use waterfront tower that might contain a hotel and luxury residences.

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