Essex Crossing Unleashes Second Tower Crane into the LES Skyline
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There are now two tower cranes situated at the southeast corner of Essex and Delancey Streets. The second one appeared over the holiday weekend and is crowding the lot.
Both are tasked with the job of constructing the “Gateway” property for the Essex Crossing mega-development, and together dominate the Lower East Side skyline. Kneel before Zod.
This is Site 2, where the first evidence of upward construction is now visible. Dubbed the “core” of the 24-story building (2008 zoning be damned), the concrete appendage has already surpassed four stories. As the “marquee” property of Essex Crossing, it boasts 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).