(SS United States Today – source unknown)
RXR Realty and Youngwoo & Associates are considering the idea of redeveloping Manhattan’s pier 57 with a retired ocean liner as a hotel, according to a report.
The two companies formed a joint venture last year and are looking into bringing in a ship with the intention to create a hotel facility at pier 57.
The redevelopment plan around pier 57 includes some 200,000 to 300,000 square feet of office space and other real estate.
The pier sits at the end of 15th street on 11th avenue, and is south of the popular Chelsea Piers sports complex.
Youngwoo & Associates was selected in 2009 to redevelop the site.
The SS United States currently sits in Philadelphia with some movement on a redevelopment plan, and the SS United States Conservancy group, which oversees the vessel, has had its eye on New York.
The Queen Elizabeth 2, meanwhile, continues to be laid up in Dubai with no news on a previously announced plan to convert it into a hotel after moving the ship to Asia.
(Cruise Industry News)
Malcolm says: A great idea, but I will believe it when I see it. Hotel ships are rarely very successful. However I prefer the idea of the SS United States myself. After all she is one of America’s most historic Ocean Liners and deserves to be saved.
When the project is complete maybe I will visit pier 57 by taking the Titanic II from Southampton…LOL.
SS United States Promo Film
A wonderful Promo film of the legendary SS United States, Ocean Liner. (Below, there are links to two more parts).
Some facts from the SS United States Promo stuck in my mind: She can carry 43 cars, there are 142 items to choose for breakfast, 3 Libraries, a writing room steward, Bouillion served on deck, horse racing game every other night, tax free drinks and Le Havre boat train.
Below QM2 Slide-Show:
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SS United Sates, Broken Promises: http://wp.me/PfRKD-l