Massive SuperPier Shipping Container Complex Coming to NYC

Located at Pier 57 on Manhattan’s west side, the site for the new “anti-mall” made of shipping containers will be closing in January so that its transformation can finally begin.

By Yuka Yoneda - Source: http://inhabitat.com
Photo © SuperPier

Photo © SuperPier

Pier 57 hosted a slew of art installations and events this past summer, welcoming New Yorkers to explore the space before it begins its transformation into a modular container powerhouse filled with food and entertainment. The $200 million project will begin its total transformation starting this winter, with the 270,000-square-foot shipping container complex slated to open in time for summer of 2015. Many tenants have already signed up but the SuperPier is still looking to fill 20 more “superspaces,” and is on the hunt for innovators, entrepreneurs and creative projects by big brands.

Photo © SuperPier

Photo © SuperPier

According to SuperPier’s website, the venue will be home to a bathhouse, a sky park, a Brooklyn Boulders rock climbing gym, a beach club, a performance space, and of course, the Incubox market. The SuperPier also wants to decidedly define itself as NOT being a mall, although the rows of modular retail, restaurants and rooftop garden could loosely be defined as a forward-thinking mall-like setting.

Construction begins soon, and is already being hyped as the “most innovative experience in culture, entertainment, dining and retail in NYC” since the opening of Rockefeller Center.

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