990-Foot-Long S.S. United States Could Be Turned Into Office & Entertainment Complex, Red Hook

S.S. United StatesS.S. United States reuse, rendering via GBX

John Quadrozzi Jr., owner of the Gowanus Bay Terminal, at 699 Columbia Street in Red Hook, is proposing to sail the deteriorating 990-foot-long S.S. United States to his dock and transform the ship into office space and entertainment facilities, according to The Brooklyn Paper. The vessel has 12 decks and roughly 500,000 square feet of usable floor space, and would be self-sustaining, energy-wise, using solar, wind, and waste energy. The project could cost as much as $200 million, and Quadrozzi is currently in discussions with developers, investors, and government officials.

S.S. United States

Present-day S.S. United States, image via Wired

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3 Comments on "990-Foot-Long S.S. United States Could Be Turned Into Office & Entertainment Complex, Red Hook"

  1. marsha rimler | October 29, 2015 at 9:08 am |

    I saw neighbors off on a cruise on this ship as a child. We were allowed on board for a reception before they left. This is a great idea

  2. Marc Leslie Kagan | October 29, 2015 at 10:27 am |

    If Long Beach California can have the Queen Mary I don’t see why New York City can have the fastest Ocean Liner ever built. It’s a GREAT idea let’s do it.

  3. John Connolly | October 29, 2015 at 6:03 pm |

    I worked on the IKEA store and thought that Red Hook was a cool location ripe for development. Hopefully the NYC Building and Construction Trades will be an integral part of this historical lady of the sea being gussied up for her final berth. Great oppurtunity for Brooklyn!

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