Construction Update: Empire Outlets and the New York Wheel

Northeast corner of the Empire Outlets site from the St. George Ferry Terminal.

Superstructure is rising at Empire Outlets, a 350,000 square foot outlet shopping complex next to the St. George Ferry Terminal on the Staten Island waterfront. Design of the development is led by SHoP Architects and will include approximately 100 designer outlet retailers and a 190-key hotel. Completion is slated for late 2017.

View of the Empire Outlets site from the west.

Located near the site of the Empire Outlets, structure for the New York Wheel has also started to go up. When completed, the 630 foot tall observation wheel will offer stunning views of the New York harbor to 1,440 people per rotation. Currently, the four pedestals have been installed and await the 275 foot tall legs that will support the wheel. The main precast concrete structure for the adjacent terminal building and parking garage structure is mostly complete. Terra cotta fins and curtain wall will eventually clad the structure.

Pedestals for the wheel's structural legs.

Site of the New York Wheel.