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Developer’s $1.4 Billion Plan for Towers in New York’s Historic Seaport District Sparks Controversy

The South Street Seaport, one of New York City’s oldest neighborhoods, is no stranger to fights over protecting its historic buildings. And one of its longstanding preservation battlegrounds is a parking lot.

Over the past decades, several developments have been proposed for the block-long lot, which sits at the edge of the historic district in lower Manhattan. But many have been scuttled over the height and style of the proposed buildings.

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