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Proposal to revitalize South Street Seaport

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NEW YORK (AP) - A proposed redevelopment of Manhattan's South Street Seaport has been made publicly for the first time.

Officials from developer Howard Hughes Corporation and SHoP Architects presented their preliminary plan to revitalize the historic district Tuesday before Community Board 1 members and residents.

The proposal includes a marina and a 50-story tower. It would also include a yet-to-be-determined rescue plan for the financially strapped Seaport Museum and the sailing ships at Pier 17.

The company controls the seaport under a lease with New York City. The proposal still needs further city approval.

Some community board members and residents protested the proposal, saying the tall building would be out of character with the historic district.

On Tuesday they held signs that read "Save Our Seaport," and booed certain parts of the presentation.

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