Lower East Side

Glass Reaches the Rooftop Parapet of One Manhattan Square on the Lower East Side

Spotted a couple days ago, glass on the final section of One Manhattan Square, aka 252 South Street, has now reached the top of the 847-foot-tall tower, marking another major milestone of progress since work began back in 2015. Developed by Extell, and designed by Adamson Associates, it stands above the Lower East Side, and is directly adjacent to the Manhattan Bridge and the East River, along Cherry Street and Pike Slip.

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226-232 East Broadway, rendering by S4 Architecture

Exclusive Reveal for Two-Towered 226-232 East Broadway as the Lower East Side’s Skyscraper Boom Continues

The Lower East Side’s ongoing development boom has been substantial, with projects ranging from Essex Crossing to One Manhattan Square now nearing completion. But in between those two sites, on a seemingly forgotten block of East Broadway, plans are in the works for another two high-rises. YIMBY last reported on 226-232 East Broadway back in 2016, when the Ascend Group acquired the buildings and lots for $47.5 million. Today, we have the exclusive first look at what’s expected to rise on the site, with two towers of 20 and 36 stories apiece expected to flank the landmark former nursing home at 228 East Broadway.

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287 East Houston Street, rendering via the teaser website

287 East Houston Street Nearing Completion, Lower East Side, Manhattan

Progress is moving along at 287 East Houston Street, with the façade now fully installed, the building topped out, and interior work underway. The 11-story building, named 287/LES, is right on the border of the Lower East Side and the East Village, and just five blocks from the Essex Street subway station, providing quick access to the F, J, M, and Z trains. Vinci Partners and Hogg Holdings are developing the project.

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171 Chrystie Street, via Google Maps

Emergency Demolition Permits Filed for 171 Chrystie Street, Lower East Side

Demolition permits have been filed by Nexus Development a two-story building at 171 Chrystie Street, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Its dismantlement is considered an emergency due to damage inflicted nearly two weeks ago from what’s being described as a concrete blowout. Next door, a ten-story building by the same developer and ODA Architecture is already under construction, at 173 Chrystie Street.

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