Brooklyn Landing

Design Team: Michael Frederick | Advisors: Tom Dunlap, Douglas McKean

New York, New York : 2005
South Street Seaport is one of the last remaining sections of historical building fabric present on Manhattan Island. The neighborhoods historical character combined with its adjacency to the Brooklyn bridge make the area a prime location for redevelopment. This proposal first explored the reprogramming and updating of the historical buildings as well as redevelopment of the existing mall and waterfront with the aim of generating more pedestrian traffic thus making the area more attractive for local business. Investigation then moved to a single vacant block on the site and explored the best use for a development adjacent to the now revitalized neighborhood. A detailed proforma was executed to refine the program while the design of the building envelope was driven by desired views towards the East River.