This iconic waterfront project includes a 300 room luxury hotel, a conference center, shops, restaurants, a health club, and a 1,800 seat signature performance theater for Cirque du Soleil. The 830,000 square-foot project is conceived as the eastern anchor of the newly envisioned Fulton Street corridor, and is in dialogue with the Freedom Tower at its opposite end. Its characteristic shape and materiality are evocative of the pier’s nautical history as well as the nomadic tent structures unique to the circus.
In concert with the East River waterfront master planning studies undertaken by the city, this project stands to revitalize existing retail developments at South Street Seaport and along the FDR highway. The project will also provide the city with a distinctive cultural venue, a luxury visitor destination, and an iconographic architectural treasure.
New York, NY 2004
Kevin Kennon Architects, P.C. with Rockwell Group