Pile Driving Commences on New 26-Story Essex Crossing Tower
Essex Crossing Phase II is muscling ahead, as 180 Broome Street is cleared and primed for new development.
The Broome Street parcel, also known as Site 4, operated for decades as a parking lot. Until mid-December, when all vehicles were barred from the square-block space.
Late last month, workers began removing the aged chain-link fence, and establishing the perimeter. As a result, the entire traffic situation is reconfigured, with Broome and Suffolk Streets halved by ten-foot-high plywood barriers.
And now, a towering pile driver and fleet of backhoes to start the job…
As previously reported, a 26-story tower is set to rise and redefine the Lower East Side skyline. It’ll be stocked with 263 apartments (half affordable) across nearly 200,000 square-feet of residential space, plus an additional 148,067 square-feet designated commercial. The Market Line is part of the equation here, that much-ballyhood “bazaar” linked to the two nearby developments via underground passageway.
Handel Architects is the architect of record.