Wednesday, 29 June 2016

JDS's 77-Story Lower East Side Tower May Reach Supertall Status

Renderings submitted to City Planning reveal a taller tower

The planned 77-story tower set to rise next to Extell’s already large One Manhattan Square project, may actually have supertall ambitions, Bowery Boogie reports. Plans submitted to the City Planning Commission reveal that the roof reaches 983 feet, and Bowery Boogie says that factoring in the parapet will likely increase the height further.

When plans were first announced for the JDS-developed building back in April, the 77-story number led most locals to believe that the project would be slightly smaller than the neighborhood Extell tower. Neighbors weren’t thrilled by the prospect even back then, but this latest reveal will likely anger them even more.

Plans currently call for 600 apartments, of which 150 will be permanently affordable. A community center at 247 Cherry Street will be demolished to make way for the tower, and a portion of it will cantilever above the existing senior housing building at the site. The SHoP Architects-designed building will also have a 4,600 square foot community facility.


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