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Extell’s 80-Story Stain on the LES Skyline Finally Tops Out

Posted September 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s an indelible stain on the skyline, visible from all corners of the Lower East Side. One Manhattan Square, the 850-foot (80 stories) “vertical village” on South Street, finally reached the top yesterday. Meaning, it won’t go any higher. This is likely the most important milestone since ground-break three years ago. Not that you would know it, […]

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In a First, Privileged Condo Owners at One Manhattan Square will have ‘Infrared Sauna’ Amenity

Last modified August 3, 2017 at 1:02 pm

Anything to one-up the competition, Extell Development Corp. is embracing a new spa fad to attract buyers to its monolithic One Manhattan Square. The so-called “vertical village” will offer infrared saunas as part of the bonkers slate of amenities available to condo buyers. It’s a fad endorsed by celebrities that apparently counts Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Anniston, […]

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At More Than 60 Stories, Extell’s Inescapable ‘One Manhattan Square’ Dwarfs the Manhattan Bridge

Posted June 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

It finally happened. The Manhattan Bridge is now dwarfed by its neighbor, One Manhattan Square. With Two Bridges residents focused squarely on stopping the three supertall developments invading the area, the controversial “trailblazer,” Extell’s One Manhattan Square, remains the 800-foot elephant on the waterfront. Three years into construction, the superstructure is getting glassed, and has […]

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Report: Con Edison Sues Extell for Nearly Causing a ‘Steam Explosion’ at One Manhattan Square

Posted April 5, 2017 at 5:05 am

Con Edison recently filed a lawsuit against Extell Development Corp. for nearly causing a “massive steam explosion” on the Lower East Side waterfront. The utilities behemoth charges that construction on the 850-foot tower – dubbed One Manhattan Square – damaged its subterranean infrastructure, and that the firm must pay up. The complaint notes that “Extell […]

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Rally Calling Out Mayor de Blasio and ‘Racist Rezoning’ At City Hall Today

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:39 pm

Many in the community want to end both the alleged racist rezoning and Mayor de Blasio and his administration. Time to rally ’round the family. Helmed by the Coalition to Protect Chinatown & the Lower East Side, hundreds are expected to descend on City Hall again today, with neighboring community support from the South Bronx, East Harlem, Sunset Park, Flushing, […]

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Extell Gets Glassed up on the LES Waterfront

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:40 pm

Currently sitting at roughly one quarter of its projected height, Extell’s One Manhattan Square is finally receiving its flashy (nay, reflective) outer layer. The first few window panes were installed within the last couple weeks, wrapping around segments of the fifth and sixth floors. This is referred to in developer parlance as the “curtain wall.” […]

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At 24 Stories, You Can Now See Extell’s LES Tower from Delancey Street

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:40 pm

At approximately 24 stories, Extell’s luxury behemoth, One Manhattan Square, is the tallest in the immediate vicinity. Trumping Rutgers Houses, Two Bridges Tower, and the Manhattan Bridge roadbed. The superstructure is now also visible from the intersection of Delancey and Essex Streets. An almost uninterrupted sight. It only gets worse from here, too. That tumor […]

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This is What the Retail will Look Like at Extell’s One Manhattan Square [PHOTOS]

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:40 pm

Last night, as per usual, a delegation from Extell Development Corp. and construction manager Lend Lease provided a community briefing about the waterfront bonanza sprouting before our eyes. The 80-story reality of One Manhattan Square on the waterfront has settled in during this gradual ascent of the superstructure. Neighbors are now forced to live with it. […]

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At 14 Stories, Extell’s LES Tower is Taller than the Manhattan Bridge Roadbed

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:41 pm

It finally happened, alas. Extell’s behemoth tower on the Lower East Side waterfront – One Manhattan Square – just reached its first major milestone. Despite the apparent financial woes. As of this week, the superstructure currently sits at approximately fourteen stories, handily surpassing the Manhattan Bridge roadbed. We took a trip mid-span to verify. What’s clear is that […]

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Potentially Overextended, Extell Scores Loan for One Manhattan Square

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:41 pm

Extell Development Corp. is seemingly overextended, yet somehow able to score a $500 million construction loan to help complete One Manhattan Square at 250 South Street. This 815-unit condo tower is certainly distressed, and an 800-foot-high risk for the company. Bloomberg had the scoop on the financing deal yesterday: Extell got a $500 million loan for its […]

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