Just in time for summer, a fantastic new rooftop concert venue is set to open up in the Seaport District of Lower Manhattan. Perched high atop the newly redeveloped Pier 17, and boasting world-class views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty, the outdoor concert venue is sure to be a major attraction for the coming summer season.
A World-class Location
The venue sits atop the pier’s new four-story building, and encompasses 1.5 acres of its rooftop space. The venue can hold up to 3,400 people, and will be booked through Live Nation in cooperation with The Howard Hughes Corporation. As of now, the summer music lineup is scheduled to be announced on May 7th.
According to Live Nation North America President Alan Ostfield, “Pier 17, with its flexible configuration, memorable experiences and views that are as good as it gets in New York, is going to be a one-of-a-kind venue. The Seaport District is going through a dynamic transformation, reemerging as a revitalized hub of culture and entertainment that brings music, sports, and culinary powerhouses together in one place for everyone in the city to enjoy. Live Nation couldn’t be happier to be part of this project with our partners at The Howard Hughes Corporation.”
A Studio to Match
The project is just the latest in the rapid redevelopment of the Lower Manhattan area. The Pier 17 concert venue is a part of a larger Pier 17 redevelopment program by The Howard Hughes Corporation with a current reported investment of $731 million in the region. As announced last October, the location will also be the site of a new ESPN New York City studio.
Along with the concert venue and studio, the location also hosts a state-of-the-art iPic movie theatre, and several excellent restaurant offerings. Among these are restaurants by David Chang’s acclaimed Momofuku Group, an offering by the world renowned Andrew Carmellini, and a flagship Jean-Georges Vongerichten location, just to name a few. The location will also see the opening of a Mr. C’s hotel in the nearby area as well.
The project is just the latest in the recent infusion of redevelopment flooding into the Lower Manhattan region. Along with the high-scale Pier 17 program, Lower Manhattan is also seeing a similar redevelopment project on the west side at Hudson Yards. Both sites will likely compete for top-tier business, leaving many options for anyone looking to experience the new super-luxury retail districts in the heart of Lower Manhattan.