24-Story ‘Gateway’ to Essex Crossing is Finally Above Ground

Posted on: October 19th, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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That there is the first above-ground view of the forthcoming “Gateway,” a flagship development in the Essex Crossing mega-project. Demolition and construction activity has been ongoing here at Site 2 for better than a year-and-a-half, yet its brethren just down the block are light years ahead of the pack.

This fetus of a building – rather, the so-called “core” – broke the threshold and has already ascended about four stories into the Delancey Street skyline. Thanks to the enormous tower crane erected onsite two months ago.

As previously reported, 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, permanently affordable).

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Essex Crossing site 2, home of movie theater and Essex Market

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