Last Look at SPURA Lots Before Essex Crossing Changes Everything [PHOTOS]

Posted on: January 23rd, 2015 at 10:16 am by
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Demolition for the Essex Crossing mega-project is slated to begin on Monday, forever changing the face of the Lower East Side and its heretofore low-level skyline.

As previously reported, Site 2 at the corner of Essex and Delancey is the first parcel to receive knockdown treatment. The parking lot has already been cleared of vehicles, and rat bait warnings placed every few feet. In its place, the flagship property of the overall project. Dubbed the “Gateway,” the 24-story tower will contain a 14-screen Regal movie theater (1,250 seats), a 12,000 square-foot urban farm on the roof of the five-story podium, and 195 residential units (split 50-50 market rate, affordable).

Yet before the wrecking ball arrives at 115 Delancey Street and kicks off a decade of construction headaches across ten parcels of LES land, we take one (possibly) last look. These parking lots provided plenty of photogenic opportunites for shots over the years. This latest collection is no exception.

Meanwhile, we still miss Olympic Restaurant

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