Someone Junked their Plane on Delancey Street [Updated]

Posted on: May 12th, 2017 at 9:33 am by

The fuselage of a bombed-out plane is stashed in a Delancey Street parking lot primed for development.

It’s not immediately clear why the plane is here, nor who who it belongs to, but there it sits, nonetheless. (And next to a trashed refrigerator, we might add.) Wings are clipped, and wheels removed; the cockpit and busted dashboard are also visible.

Update: this is the 1966 Cessna Skyhawk that previously hung inside Norman’s Cay on Orchard Street.

This lot, of course, is designated Site 4 of the mega Essex Crossing development. As part of Phase II in the development schedule, the parcel (aka 180 Broome Street) will eventually sprout a 25-story mixed-use rental building. Housing composition is 50-50 affordable to market-rate ratio. Plans filed with the city last September (still disapproved) call for 263 apartments with 198,927 square-feet of residential space, plus an additional 148,067 square-feet designated commercial. Regarding the latter, a retail market will occupy the cellar while stores related to the Market Line round out the ground level.

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