The ‘Gateway’ of Essex Crossing is Now Above Street Level in a Big Way [PHOTOS]

Posted on: February 15th, 2017 at 5:11 am by


SPURA Site 2 is home to the marquee property in the Essex Crossing stable, and is now above street level. Those halcyon days in the pit are done. The steel superstructure of the 24-story “Gateway” is being assembled Erector Set style, sitting roughly four stories, and gaining height and mass each day. Concrete core – that gray protrusion – should reach a height of seven stories by end of week.

Two enormous tower cranes, meanwhile, continue to pierce the Lower East Side skyline.

Below is an update from the developer consortium, Delancey Street Associates:

Concrete deck and form work on the ground floor will continue along with the core tower from level 5 to 7. There is a concrete pour for the core level 6 to 7 anticipated on Thursday, February 16th.  Mechanical, electrical and plumbing will continue installation of perspective work in the sub-cellar through ground floor.

As previously reported, the 25-story mixed-use building will boast the souped-up Essex Market facility, known as the Market Line, a 14-screen Regal movie theater with 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, permanently affordable).

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

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

The old Essex Street Market buildings south of Delancey had occupied the site for the previous seven decades, and in recent years, was home to Olympic Restaurant and Jade Fountain liquor store. The block-long structure was excised from the block nearly three years ago.

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