The Southernmost Essex Street Market Building is Completely Demolished [PHOTOS]

Posted on: April 27th, 2015 at 5:17 am by
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The Essex Street Market celebrates its 75th birthday next month, but it will do so without one of its own. Three-quarters of a century later, the southernmost warehouse between Broome and Delancey is now completely gone, thanks to Essex Crossing. An open space to the sky.

Here we are, week seven of demolition, and the only remnants of the facility are random rubble piles and a section of wall at the northwest end. The Delancey Street Associates developer consortium is reportedly working with the MTA to dismantle this last standing infrastructure since it sits directly above the subway entrance.

In the meantime, Davey Drills are scattered throughout the development site to take soil samples.

This enormous property is SPURA site 2, the Essex Crossing parcel heralded by developers as “The Gateway” to the whole shebang. As previously disclosed, that means a glassy 24-story tower to collectively house the relocated Essex Market, 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). Expect construction to follow later this spring, and continue for at least three years.

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