Revitalizing NYC’s South Street Seaport
Pop-up retail installation at Pier 17 features 11 insulated and wired SG Blocks
SG Blocks Inc., a provider of construction solutions using code-engineered cargo shipping containers, has, in conjunction with Hunter Roberts Construction Group and Bayer MaterialScience, completed an installation at the South Street Seaport in New York City for the Howard Hughes Corp.'s "See/Change" initiative.
The pop-up retail installation at Pier 17 features 11 insulated and wired SG Blocks with window openings and French doors. The company worked with its vendors and the building crew on site to have the entire structure installed over a two-day period. Construction of the full installation totaled five weeks.
"In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, speed of delivery and durability were paramount in quickly bringing consumers back to the South Street Seaport,” says Paul Galvin, CEO of SG Blocks. “As the formal redevelopment of Pier 17 is now underway, the SG Blocks Building System illustrates the value of activating a site with temporary and commercial applications concurrent with predevelopment. There is the additional benefit for retailers of testing the viability of a marketplace before committing to building out permanent space. SG Blocks continues its expansion into the retail market with the Pier 17 project being emblematic of the retail development opportunities that exist.”
For more information, visit www.sgblocks.com.
Originally published in Masonry magazine.
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