Pier 57 “Incubox” Shipping Container Mall Approved by City Council

by , 04/10/13
filed under: Architecture,Manhattan

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The project features sixty shipping container shops that will bring retail appeal to the former shipping industry pier under the unified name “Incubox”. For the first two years of operation (basically until the entire pier makeover is complete), retailers will be able to rent a shipping container store for $3,000 a month, which includes electricity hook ups and open ended fronts. After the rest of the project is finished, the rent will be bumped up to almost twice as much- at $5,500.

The entire project will take up 240,000 square feet of waterfront space, including retail stores that aren’t of the shipping container variety. The developer has said that some stores may be 50,000 feet, and the retail area will join a slew of restaurants, an amphitheater for the Tribeca Film Festival, green space and an observation deck to look out to sea or at New Jersey.

Aside from recycling shipping containers, the new Pier 57 will also repurpose old airplane fuselages, which will become columns, food kiosks and performance spaces that will be spaced around an open air public market.

+ Youngwoo


Via Curbed



  1. Susan Rainier August 27, 2013 at 1:12 am
    Remains to be seen and verified.
  2. J David Dacus April 11, 2013 at 7:30 pm
    It would have been too much to list that it was in New York City I guess.
  3. Russell S. Day April 11, 2013 at 12:17 pm
    I want to run over there and open a store that sells things I like, like the obsidian hand axe. Still multi use buildings that integrate living spaces with working spaces are always and will forever be better for the society. Greece was designed for walkers. I noticed. Romans had horses and chariots. Anyway it is good.
  4. almajelany April 10, 2013 at 3:18 am
    how can i contact or reach the builders of these container malls? I am interested also to have it in our country. you can reach me at almajelany@gmail.com