South Street Seaport: Pier 17

Steel superstructure has topped out and exterior facade panels are going up at the Howard Hughes Corporation's new retail center at Pier 17. This new structure is part of the redevelopment of the site formerly home to Benjamin Thompson's 1983 structure of similar function. The 300,000 square foot retail project is designed by SHoP Architects, the firm also responsible for the nearby Pier 15 and the East River Waterfront Esplanade renovation. 

Looking south from the East River Esplanade.

Currently, exterior wall panels are being installed on the third and fourth floor of the north facade. Each panel spans two floors and includes a center window surrounded by more opaque channel glass. 

Exterior panels on the north facade.

Detail of the exterior panels.

Architect: SHoP Architects; Developer: The Howard Hughes Corporation; Program: Retail; Location: Seaport District, New York, NY; Completion: 2017.