In the News: Pier 17 Held Up by Plans for Glass Canopy

Pier 17 rendering with canopy by SHoP Architects Pier 17 rendering with canopy2 by SHoP Architects••• “A set of proposals for the mall underway at Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport are being held up by the Landmarks Preservation Commission over several issues, including concerns that a glass canopy that might block views of the Brooklyn Bridge [….] The new Pier 17 building was approved by the LPC more than three years ago, but ongoing redevelopment by developer Howard Hughes Corporation calls for a few additional changes to the new building, which is already under construction. […] There will be a follow up meeting at no certain date.” —Curbed

••• Historian Oliver E. Allen on a 1901 photo taken at Centre and Reade. —Tribeca Trib

••• Fraunces Tavern “was awarded $587,550 in federal funds Tuesday, to help repair electrical damage caused by the torrents of murky Hurricane Sandy floodwater.” —DNAinfo

••• “Robbers attack woman walking with 3 kids in Financial District” after midnight near the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. —DNAinfo

••• Apparently this guy attacked a bus driver on July 4.

NYPD tweet••• The Landmarks Preservation Commission “approved a request by Fosun, the Chinese company that owns the landmarked lower Manhattan tower formerly known as 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza, to create 200,000 square feet of retail space beneath the building. [The plans is] to create entry points at 28 Liberty St.’s spacious plaza to connect the street level to its five below-ground floors, which it plans to lease to retail tenants. […] The company also received permission to cut out portions of the black marble façade that surrounds portions of the pedestal on which the office tower sits. That work will allow glass retail storefronts to be installed at the property along Liberty and William streets.” —Crain’s

28 LIberty rendering