Extell Reveals Rendering of 71-Story South Street Tower, More than Twice the Height of the Manhattan Bridge

Posted on: March 12th, 2015 at 5:00 am by

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Photo: Two Bridges Tower

Extell finally complied with Department of Buildings policy, and installed this rendering of its massive 71-story phallus at 250 South Street (it’s down one level from 72). It’s fairly generic, but definitely gives you an idea of the size we’re dealing with here.

At roughly 800 feet tall, this sun-eclipsing tower completely dwarfs everything in the vicinity. The stats are staggering. As the diagram illustrates, the market rate component of the project is more than twice the height of the Manhattan Bridge, which hits 336 feet.

The next tallest building in the area is a third of the height – the Two Bridges Tower is 21 stories, and pales in comparison. Talk about out-of-context; a slap in the face.

And let’s not forget the poor-door building at its flank, aka 229 Cherry Street. At thirteen stories, this construction of “affordable housing” seems small potatoes.

Pertinent heights (approximates):

Extell’s market rate – 71 stories
Manhattan Bridge – 30 stories
Two Bridges Tower – 21 stories
Rutgers Houses (5 buildings) – 20 stories

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Photo: Two Bridges Tower

Meanwhile, the project completion date has already been pushed back an additional year. Expect the two towers to wrap in 2019. At the very least.

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