Two Bridges

Rendering shows Two Bridges waterfront with several proposed large-scale buildings. Credit: SHoP Architects.

Two Bridges Associates Files Permits for 71-Story Skyscraper at 265 South Street on the Lower East Side

Permits have been filed for a 71-story mixed-use skyscraper with affordable Housing at 265 South Street in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Located adjacent to Rutgers Park between Jefferson Street and Frank T. Modica Way, the lot was previously addressed as 260 South Street. Four blocks north of the site is the East Broadway subway station, serviced by the F train. Two Bridges Associates L.P., a partnership between L+M Development Partners and the CIM Group, is listed as the owner behind the applications.

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247 Cherry Street and 252 South Street, image from JDS

NIMBY Lawsuits Fail Against Two Bridges Supertalls, On Manhattan’s Lower East Side

This week the New York State Court of Appeals shut down a lawsuit opposing the development of four new skyscrapers in Lower Manhattan’s Two Bridges neighborhood, as reported in The Broadsheet. This legal move upheld the August ruling by Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court in favor of a group of developers, including JDS Development Group, CIM Group, L+M Development Partners, and Starrett Corporation, to build four more towers along the Two Bridges waterfront on the Lower East Side. The site is bound by Cherry Street to the north, South Street to the south, mid-block between Pike Slip and Rutgers Street to the west, and mid-block between Clinton and Montgomery Streets to the east.

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Rendering of public areas created by the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Project in The Battery - Stantec

Stantec Unveils Concept Design Renderings for Battery Coastal Resilience Project in Lower Manhattan

Stantec has released new concept design renderings of a $129 million initiative to better protect Battery Park from the rising sea levels, seasonal storm surges, and extreme precipitation. Known as the Battery Coastal Resilience Project, the investment will primarily fund reconstruction of deteriorating wharfs, enhancements to Battery Park’s existing network of public walkways, and infrastructure upgrades.

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Rendering of One Manhattan Square - Courtesy of Evan Joseph

Extell Reveals New York City’s Largest Private Outdoor Garden at One Manhattan Square in Two Bridges

In an effort to bolster sales at One Manhattan Square, Extell Development Company has unveiled an acre of private outdoor amenities designed by West 8 Urban Design and Landscape Architecture. Located in the Two Bridges section of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the neighborhood’s signature tower stands 800 feet above the East River and now comprises 100,000 square feet of total amenity space.

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Rendering shows Two Bridges waterfront with several proposed large-scale buildings. Credit: SHoP Architects.

Supertall Two Bridges Towers Awarded Major Victory Over NIMBYs in New York Appellate Court Decision

The New York Appellate Court ruled in favor of a group of developers, including JDS Development Group, CIM Group, L+M Development Partners, and Starrett Corporation, to build four more towers along the Two Bridges waterfront on the Lower East Side. One Manhattan Square, a similarly-scoped neighbor, was completed in early 2019, and stands alone as the rest of development came to a halt despite approvals from the City Planning Commission in 2016. Yesterday, the ruling found the buildings described in the applications did not conflict with applicable zoning requirements, with all four Judges siding against Manhattan Borough president Gale A. Brewer and the New York City Council, which challenged the approval in 2018, arguing that the new construction required special permits and had to go through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process.

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