One Manhattan Square

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250 South Street
One Manhattan Square July 2018.jpg
Under construction, 28 July 2018.
General information
Status Topped-out
Type Residential, retail
Location Manhattan, New York City, United States
Coordinates 40°42′37″N 73°59′29″W / 40.710394°N 73.991388°W / 40.710394; -73.991388
Construction started 2014
Completed 2019 (estimated)
Height
Roof 850 ft (260 m)
Technical details
Floor count 80
Floor area 939,850 sq ft (87,315 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Adamson Associates, Dattner Architects
Developer Extell Development Company

One Manhattan Square (also known as 227 Cherry Street or 250 South Street) is a residential skyscraper project being developed by Extell Development Company in Two Bridges, Manhattan, New York City. The project is being built on the site of a former Pathmark grocery store, which was demolished in 2014.[1] The building will stand 80 stories or 850 feet (259 m) above the street, and will possibly have a new supermarket in the tower's base.[2] Once completed, the building will stand out significantly within the context of the neighborhood, the next highest structure being the Manhattan Bridge at roughy 30 stories (102 m) in height.[3] A 13-story affordable housing component will be located separately on-site from the main tower,[4] and completion is currently expected in 2019.[5] It topped out in September 2017.[6]

One Manhattan Square (right, foreground) under construction in 2017. The building will be much taller than other buildings in the neighborhood.

Controversy[edit]

The neighborhood's residents immediately reacted to the closing of the old Pathmark supermarket, claiming that gentrification would prevent them from being able to buy affordable groceries. Once the Pathmark closed, other markets in the neighborhood became more expensive.[7]

Other residents of the area opposed the project because the tower would be out of context with the rest of the vicinity. In fact, Extell Development Company initially proposed a tower of 68 stories or 800 feet at the site in 2014,[8] but later reduced the scale of the tower structure to 56 stories or 700 feet. Concerns are over the transit infrastructure not being able to support such a development.[9]

Additionally, several dozen area residents organized into a protest in April 2015 claiming the project made unequal the future residents of the affordable housing portion and those residing in the luxury tower. Some claimed the separation of the affordable portion, restricted to a 13-story structure, acted as a "poor door" for the overall development.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Litvak, Ed. "Photos: Cherry Street Pathmark Demolition". The Lo-Down. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Extell Planning to Reduce Height of 250 South Street Tower to 56 Stories". Bowery Boogie. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Extell Planning to Reduce Height of 250 South Street Tower to 56 Stories". Bowery Boogie. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  4. ^ Litvak, Ed. "Extell Reveals Plans For 205-Unit Affordable Tower on Former Pathmark Site". The Lo-Down. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  5. ^ YIMBY, NewYork. "First Look: Renderings For Extell's 250 South Street". New York YIMBY. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  6. ^ Plitt, Amy (September 29, 2017). "Extell's One Manhattan Square tops out on the Lower East Side". Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  7. ^ Conduah, Panyin (February 25, 2015). "Clash Over Tower in Two Bridges". Straus News. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  8. ^ YIMBY, New York. "Permits Filed: 250 South Street". New York YIMBY. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  9. ^ Conduah, Panyin (February 25, 2015). "Clash Over Tower in Two Bridges". Straus News. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  10. ^ McCarthy, Hannah. "Protesters Voice Outrage Over Extell's 'Building From Hell,' Coming to the LES". Bedford + Bowery. Retrieved 3 June 2015.