Extell’s 68-Story ‘Tetris Tower’ Will Have Private Bowling Alley, Swimming Pools, and Basketball Court

Posted on: October 3rd, 2014 at 5:22 am by
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There are no good vibrations or anything giving excitations down at 250 South Street. At least not for the next few years.

But there is this …

Some new details just came down the pike regarding the 68-story Extell phallus rising onsite. While plans for the so-called “Tetris Tower” still carry “disapproved” status by the Department of Buildings, zoning documents on file give us a better idea of what to expect.

We already know that the 800-foot building will house 790 luxury apartments and roughly 29,000 square-feet of commercial retail space for a store. However, it’s definitely worth pointing out the tenant amenities available in this juggernaut, especially given the “poor door” property for low-income families adjacent.

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Only residents will have access to the swimming pools and bowling alley

Let’s start with the cellar:

  • 1,874 square-foot lap pool (plus accessory kiddie pool)
  • Basketball court
  • Bowling Alley
  • Male and female locker rooms
  • Squash court
  • Golf simulator
  • Turkish bath (“hammam”)

Crazy shit. There’s more…

An open-air lap pool will also grace the fifth floor, “the top level of the base on which the residential tower sits.”

By the way, zero community facility space.

Meanwhile, the rhythmic, migraine-inducing pounding of pile drivers has begun, but according to Lend Lease, should only last two weeks. The project manager promises that they’ll “take every measure to ensure that work will be performed safely,” and ensure that there are “minimal disruptions.” Right. Tell that to the neighbors – particularly those in the adjacent Two Bridges Tower – who will deal with vibrating homes.

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That’s a tetris block, no?

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