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One Manhattan Square, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

YIMBY Visits One Manhattan Square As Full Completion Nears For The Lower East Side’s First Skyscraper

Few towers have as much separation from the rest of the Manhattan skyline as the Lower East Side’s One Manhattan Square. The building is without competition for views, rising 72 stories above one of New York’s most well-known neighborhoods. The next highest structure in its immediate vicinity is the Manhattan Bridge, which spans the East River into Brooklyn. Extell Development Company is responsible for the development, and Lendlease is responsible for construction.

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From left to right, 111 West 57, One57, Central Park Tower, and 220 Central Park South, image by Michael Young

Central Park Tower, Country’s Tallest Building Under Construction, Officially Reaches Supertall Territory

Central Park Tower is finally starting to stick out in Manhattan’s skyline. The building, located at 217 West 57th Street, has been obscured up until now by its immediate neighbor and the near-supertall tower, 220 Central Park South. Most significant to this update is CPT is finally reaching supertall status, i.e. 984 feet (300m) above ground. Extell Development Company and the Shanghai Municipal Investment Group are behind the project.

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One Manhattan Square, from Williamsburg South Ferry Terminal, by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Tower Crane Comes Down From One Manhattan Square As Exterior Work Nears Completion

Construction on the Lower East Side’s first legitimate skyscraper continues apace. When YIMBY last looked at 252 South Street, i.e. One Manhattan Square, the superstructure had reached its 80th floor, with topping-out officially occurring last September. Now, only a dozen floors of cladding remain before its exterior is complete. Extell Development is responsible for development, with Lendlease responsible for construction.

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537 Greenwich Street

Financing Secured for 27-Story Condo Tower at 537 Greenwich Street, Hudson Square

Post-rezoning, Hudson Square is bustling with residential redevelopments, with sites like 100 Varick, 100 Vandam, and 565 Broome Street now rising all at once. Another tower will soon join the mix, as Eastern Consolidated has now secured a $215 million construction loan for 537 Greenwich Street, which will be developed by Cape Advisors and Strategic Real Estate LLC.

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