Howard Hughes Corporation's 300,000 square foot retail space on Pier 17 is quickly taking shape with half the structure already having risen to roof level, Field Condition reports. After a lot of back and forth, the SHoP-designed building received final approval from the Landmarks Commission back in October. This was after the architect and developer decided to get rid of the controversial glass pergola, that was criticized for its height. The structure itself (everything apart from the pergola) received approval back in 2013. Construction on the four-story structure is expected to wrap up sometime next year. The retail building is just one of the projects the Howard Hughes Corporation is developing along the South Street Seaport. Most recently however the developer temporarily halted plans for the construction of a close to 500-ft tower on the waterfront, but they're still planning a mixed-use development at the site.
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