‘Gateway’ to Essex Crossing Begins with this Enormous Tower Crane
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More milestones for the Essex Crossing mega-development. Last week, it was the capping of fourteen-story senior housing at Site 6; this week, its the erection of a new tower crane on Site 2 (aka 115 Delancey). The component parts had been stowed here for the better part of the last month, but not assembled until Sunday afternoon.
Here is the latest on this week’s activities, per developer consortium Delancey Street Associates:
Site 2 work will continue at the cellar and sub-cellar level with the installation of pile caps, waterproofing, and structural slab installation. Concrete pours are anticipated to take place on Tuesday, August 23rd, Wednesday, August 24th and Thursday, August 25th. Noise will be limited to concrete trucks and pump operations in the early hours. After-hours work may occur Monday, August 22nd through Friday, August 26th. Work will continue on Saturday, August 27th from 9am to 5pm.
Site 2 is the marquee property for Essex Crossing – the so-called “Gateway” property – and will rise 24 stories (2008 zoning be damned). It contains the souped-up Essex Market facility, known as the Market Line, a 14-screen Regal movie theater, 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).
Between Essex Crossing and the cantilevering condo project at 100 Norfolk, the eastern leg of Delancey Street is now a fully-active construction zone, and won’t abate until at least 2024. There’s no turning back.