10 Corso Como

Hospitality & Recreation

Architect Tricarico Architecture and Design
Size 30,000 sf

Inspired by Italian culture and the American port where immigrants arrived to settle 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. Thanks to their vision, the 400 year old historic South Street Seaport now attracts local residents over tourists. The renovated pier 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, 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 commerce, and its 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.