The Lower Lower East Side, aka Two Bridges, now has its first official skyscraper, with One Manhattan Square having topped-out yesterday. The tower, which also goes by its address 252 South Street, stands 847 feet and 72 actual floors (80 marketing) to its pinnacle, having risen the last ten floors to its rooftop since YIMBY last checked in on the site, in late August.
Extell is the developer behind the site, and while 252 South Street may have now topped-out, the firm has several projects still rising into the skyline, including 217 West 57th Street in Midtown, and the last CityPoint tower, in Downtown Brooklyn.
One Manhattan Square will have 815 condominiums in all, while its shorter 13-story affordable component will have 205 income-restricted rental apartments. The tower is the most impressive addition to the neighborhood’s waterfront of all time, although as tall as it may seem, it will imminently be surpassed by JDS Development’s plans for 247 Cherry Street, which will cross into actual supertall territory.
There will eventually be at least another three similarly-sized towers in the blocks to the north of 247 Cherry, so One Manhattan Square’s period of relative prominence on the skyline won’t be too long. With superstructure work now at the rooftop, the tower’s full opening is likely within the next year.