6 Shots Showing the Demolition of the Cherry Street Pathmark Ahead of Extell’s 68-Story Tower [PHOTOS]

Posted on: May 22nd, 2014 at 6:00 am by
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Three weeks into demolition activities, the former Pathmark building at 227 Cherry Street is more photogenic than ever. In its demise; how unfortunate. Not one to avoid snapping photos of destructoporn, we stopped by the enormous corner lot yesterday, and were welcomed by a mountain range of rubble and accompanying twisted metal. One sole security dude is on guard duty.

It won’t be much longer for 227 Cherry Street. The Extell Development Company is making quick work of the warehouse so that it can finally construct a residential tower with 68-story payload. For perspective, that’s roughly three times the height of the neighboring Rutgers Houses (NYCHA).

DOB documentation shows that the ginormous tower will bring 787 units to the corner of Pike and Cherry Streets. All at the expense of a neighborhood necessity. The likelihood of a budget grocery returning here seems slim at best. But we’ll see you in a few years to see what shakes out.

Extell purchased the development site last year for $175 million.

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