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The proposal for the redevelopment plans for Pier 57 were approved by City Council this week. Crain's reports that the pier will be transformed into a glorified "urban mall", complete with shops nestled inside shipping containers, just like the former Dekalb Market. The article explains:
The conversion includes the installation of repurposed shipping containers stacked three to four stories high, which [development firm Youngwoo & Associates] is dubbing "Incuboxes," that will serve as retail space for a collection of tenants.
Youngwoo will also lease about 20,000 square feet of more traditional retail space to one or more anchor tenants on the 61-year-old dock. The plan also includes the creation of about 100,000 square feet of public space at the pier, mostly on the property's roof.
Update: A previous version of this post misreported that the new "urban mall" is headed for the South Street Seaport's Pier 17, when in fact it is Pier 57. We regret the error, and apologize for the Thursday morning brain fog.
· At last, plan to redevelop Pier 57 is a go [Crain's New York Business]