There really isn’t any better way to describe it: look at the building on Water Street between Beekman & Peck Slip…
And you’ll see a rooftop structure that can only be described as cruise ship-inspired architecture:
The addition is appropriate to the building when you learn it is home to the Seamen’s Church Institute of New York & New Jersey, an advocacy group for seamen founded in 1834.
Here is what would be considered the front of the ship, complete with a front deck and bell…
…While the rear features a smoke stack like structure:
Finally, perched on top is a mast-like flagpole:
Lit up at night, it almost seems like the brick buildings below are miraculously giving birth to a cruise ship (picture courtesy the Seamen’s Institute website):
Some might find this to be too eccentric or gaudy for the neighborhood, but I gotta admit, I enjoy seeing it every time I drive by on Pearl Street. FYI to anyone looking, the top floors are largely an event space, and the wrap-around deck gives a pretty neat view of Manhattan. Definitely contact them for any filming considerations here.
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