The proposal to revitalize the South Street Seaport imagines the destination as a popular and modern attraction.

The design would keep the historic context of the location in tact.

There would be dense construction in order to fit a range of businesses and a open spaces that would allow visitors to enjoy the outdoor scenery.

A wide piazza would be available for live performances, local markets, community fairs, and other cultural events.

The redesign is hoped to make South Street Seaport more connected to the city’s history and current-day attractions.

A proposal to redevelop the South Street Seaport includes a marina and a 50-story tower.

The New York Times reports that Howard Hughes Corporation wants to revitalize the historic district as a tourist destination.

The company controls the seaport under a lease with New York City.

It says the proposal will include a yet-to-be-determined rescue plan for the financially strapped Seaport Museum and the sailing ships at Pier 17.

The proposal must be approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the City Council.

The preliminary proposal is to be presented Tuesday to local residents and Community Board 1, which includes the seaport.

It includes demolishing the dilapidated New Market Building on the north side of Pier 17 to make room for the hotel and apartment tower.

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