With all the buzz surrounding the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking, it’s full steam ahead to give the greatest American ocean liner a new lease on life as a 21st century waterfront destination.
The SS United States Redevelopment Project announced the release of a Request for Qualifications as part of an aggressive process to identify a developer to repurpose America’s flagship and one of the most historic vessels afloat.
The SS United States, which will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its maiden voyage this year, remains the largest passenger vessel ever constructed in the United States. At nearly 1,000 feet long, she remains the fastest ocean liner to cross the North Atlantic and one of the last surviving of the great 20th century liners.
The request seeks to identify a developer to refurbish, transform and re-purpose the historic ship into a for-profit, self-sustaining, multi-purpose stationary waterfront attraction.
The SS United States’ home port of New York, as well as Miami, have been identified as promising locations for the long-term docking of the ship, though other cities will be considered.
To request an RFQ packet, visit www.ssusc.org/redevelopment.