The SS United States, seen here on Jan 21, 2014 remains docked in Philadelphia for now. Photo Credit: Chris Ware
Uniondale-based RXR will work on an adaptive reuse plan and suitable site for the 990-foot ship that set trans-Atlantic speed records after its launch in 1952, but which has been deteriorating at a pier in Philadelphia since 1996.
Source: RXR Realty to work on reuse plan for mothballed ocean liner | Newsday
Pier A after restoration. Photograph by Edward Hueber/archphoto
“This structure, the oldest functioning pier in New York City, sat vacant and deteriorating for three decades,” said Jay DiLorenzo, President of the Preservation League. “Built in 1886 at the tip of Lower Manhattan, it was once a command center for the bustling harbor traffic on the Hudson River. But its floor plan, based on its original use as administrative offices for government agencies, presented significant challenges for adaptive reuse as a public gathering space. As so much of New York’s maritime heritage is threatened, this rehabilitation demonstrates how the city can both embrace the historic waterfront’s history and give it new life, while preparing for the challenges of a changing coastal environment.”
via Pier A Restoration and Adaptive Reuse in NYC to be honored.
Will Bremerton, the town best known for blackberries and naval base, be home to an inlet-spanning bridge fashioned from decommissioned warships? (Photo: Clemens Vasters/flickr)
What hasn’t been done before — and what Young is pitching via a proposed $90,000 feasibility study recently introduced into the state highway budget — is a floating bridge built entirely from repurposed Vietnam-era aircraft carriers. Channeling Xerxes, Young envisions a string (well, just three) of these retired — mothballed, technically — Navy vessels, each a little over 1,000-feet-long, spanning Sinclair Inlet.
via Lawmaker wants to upcycle retired aircraft carriers into Puget Sound toll bridge | MNN – Mother Nature Network.
Curbed.com had a great list of adaptive reuse examples. Check it out!
Starbucks design director Liz Muller worked with local artists to create a concept store inside a historic bank vault in Amsterdam. Via Dezeen.
The restaurant at Chile’s eco-tourism resort Espejo De Luna was built inside a seafaring vessel washed ashore.
16 Fantastic Examples of Adaptive Reuse in Restaurant Design – Eating Pretty – Curbed National.
What was once an old 1950s boat storage has now been completely revamped into the tiny home you see here. Located on the shores of Washington, the multi-level cottage offers just enough space to be comfortable without casting a large footprint.
via 1950s Boat House Cabin in Washington | HiConsumption.