The clock is ticking for the S.S. United States.
Earlier this month we told you about the possibility of this massive ship being scrapped at the end of the month, now a new plan has arisen that may save the S.S. United States at the last minute once again.
According to the Brooklyn Paper, John Quadrozzi Jr. wants to move the ship to the Gowanus Bay Terminal, which he own, and remain there for free. The ship would then be redeveloped into a multi-use space.
More from the article:
His pitch is to gussy up the gutted vessel’s 12 decks — which span 13 football fields worth of space — and fill them with offices for start-ups, a gym and swimming pool, eateries, a theater, a maritime school, and a maritime museum. The ship would be self-sustaining, he claims, converting waste to energy and harnessing solar and wind power.
This plan would cost between $50 and $200 million, along with the $2 million cost to move the S.S. United State to Red Hook dock in New York.
If you recall, in 2010 the ship was almost sold for scrap, but a huge donation made by Gerry Lenfest saved it at the last minute. This may be the last chance for the ship to be saved for good.
The decision date for whether or not the ship will be scrapped is said to be October 31, so only a few days remain before the fate of this ship is decided.