10 Corso Como

New York, NY

Location: New York, NY
Architect: Tricarico Architecture and Design
Size: 30,000 sf
Scope of Services: New Construction
Services: Fire Protection

Inspired by Italian culture and the American port where immigrants arrived to settle in New York, Carla Sozzani, a former fashion editor at Italian Vogue, had a vision of transforming this tourist area into a mixed use destination for Native New Yorkers to live and work. Together with masterplan community builder, Howard Hughes, the duo imagined a public space with a walkable brick courtyard surrounded by benches, swing chairs and a river walk.  The renovated South Street Seaport area features patio restaurants, retail stores, studio space and a one-and-a-half-acre performance and public space on the roof designed for fashion shows, movie screenings, concerts, tennis matches and art installations.

Carla, who invented the fashion concept store 10 Corso Como in 1990 on Milan’s Corso Como, has debuted its first US location within the complex.  The retail shop features a curated mix of fashion, art, food, music, design, and lifestyle. 10 Corso Como is a unique shopping experience, museum, art gallery, and an Italian restaurant all in one. Carla views art and culture as equally important to commmerce, and how she differentiates Corso Como from other strictly retail stores.

CES provided engineering design for Life Safety systems in this unique space including fire alarm and sprinklers.