It’ll Be a Minute Before Extell Breaks Ground on Its 68-story Tower

Posted on: September 17th, 2014 at 6:02 am by
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The Extell Development Company filed additional permits for its new 68-story tower on the ruins of the Cherry Street Pathmark. Most of the new paperwork is for excavation and foundation work, yet not all has been approved by the DOB just yet. So, in the meantime, the only real updates are that perimeter lighting was finally installed and that the plywood around the project site is being reconfigured.

The photo below shows the entire parcel from the perspective of the Manhattan Bridge. There’s been some earth moving – foundation footprint is certainly visible.

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As previously reported, the composition of the market-rate building is 787 rooms and 24,000 square-foot commercial space, presumably for a supermarket. Adamson Associates is the architect, the same folks behind two of the new World Trade Center buildings.

Meanwhile, residents in the nearby community continue to lambast Extell for creating a “separate but equal” affordable building beside the 68-story market rate tower. The action is being compared to the atrocious “poor door” on the Upper West Side.

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