As the Lower Lower East Side continues to see additional proposals for new supertall towers, the neighborhood’s first legitimate skyscraper is approaching its topping-out, per the latest from Tectonic. Extell’s tower at 252 South Street, aka One Manhattan Square, is about ten floors away from its uppermost 72nd floor, which will stand 850 feet above the streets down below.
Among New York City’s developers, Extell has perhaps been the most active in building projects that soar sky-high. With the firm’s supertall at 217 West 57th Street well under construction and 252 South Street even farther along, work is now advancing on the company’s first Brooklyn skyscraper, which will become Citypoint’s third, and tallest, tower. The latest photos of progress come from YIMBY Forum user Streetscaper.
Excavation work is well underway at the site of a planned 59-story, 458-unit mixed-use tower under development at 138 Willoughby Street, located on the corner of Flatbush Avenue Extension in Downtown Brooklyn. A photo reveals multiple excavators active on site, as well as footings for the foundation. The latest building permits have the project measuring 686,830 square feet and rising 696 feet to its parapet.
Construction has topped out and façade installation is well underway on the 30-story, 104-unit mixed-use building under development at 200 East 95th Street, located on the corner of Third Avenue on the Upper East Side. Progress on the structure can be seen at Curbed NY’s photo tour. The latest building permits indicate the building, dubbed The Kent, encompasses 317,664 square feet and rises 392 feet to its pinnacle.
As Mayor de Blasio’s initiatives to create affordable housing continue to fail, bright spots for advocates of a better and more inclusive New York City are few and far between. In the Two Bridges area of the Lower East Side, JDS, Extell, CIM, L+M, and the Starrett Group are planning five new towers with 700 affordable units. NIMBYs don’t care. Despite all that affordable housing, red herrings went flying at a community meeting last night, and the echo chamber of outrage reverberated all the way onto the internet.