Here’s a First Look at Extell’s Bonkers 250 South Street Tower, Which Dwarfs the Manhattan Bridge

Posted on: May 18th, 2015 at 5:05 am by
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It’s a full court press by Extell across the city skyline, from One57 to the 1WTC-eclipsing Nordstrom Tower. A pissing contest for domination. Closer to home, however, neighbors continue to contend with the two-tower blight at 250 South Street. Incessant earth-moving and pile driving.

We’ve seen the exterior renderings of the mega-phallus. Now, via YIMBY, a close-up look at the future home of the one-percenters who can afford to live here. The developers have released three images to boil the blood or whet the appetite depending on your viewpoint…

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As previously reported, the overall height of 250 South Street was recently reduced from 71 to 56 stories (still taller than the Manhattan Bridge). Floor area is now split 748,095 square-feet for residential (646 units) and 25,516 square-feet for commercial usage (possible supermarket). Amenities include a pool, “residential lounge” (seen in the renderings), and a fitness facility. No more bowling alley or Turkish baths.

Despite concessions on the height, advocacy groups, residents, and small businesses remain in opposition to the Extell phallus at the former Pathmark site. Some locals have even called the development “racist” in nature.

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Not much ink, however, on the affordable thirteen story building at its flank. No fanfare for the “poor door” sibling.

Expect completion sometime in 2019.

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