Scope the Latest Renderings for the 62-Story Eyesore on Clinton Street

Posted on: June 27th, 2018 at 5:03 am by

Photo: Perkins Eastman

Just as the Draft Environmental Impact Statement was released for proposed redevelopment of the Two Bridges waterfront, fresh renderings of the newest super-tall hit the press. Seemingly timed to coincide with this action, the illustrations reveal another boring glass dildo.

Real estate blog YIMBY scored the renderings of 259 Clinton Street (at South Street), a 62-story development proposed by the Starrett Corporation. Perkins Eastman is responsible for the homogeneous architecture. It’ll carry 765 rental units, with roughly 191 of them permanently affordable.

Photo: Perkins Eastman

This 730-foot tower is one of three large-scale developments planned for the low-income Lower East Side waterfront (in addition to the One Manhattan Square monstrosity already built). All are under intense scrutiny, and driven by a neighborhood that largely does not want them.

Crunching the numbers, the combined developments are expected to yield 2.5 million square-feet of new residential space, 10,890 square-feet of commercial space, and 17,000 square-feet for community facility use. There will be approximately 2,775 new apartments, 694 of which are earmarked as permanently affordable. Of the affordable units, 200 are dedicated to low-income senior housing. 22,780 square-feet of public space is also on the way.

The 259 Clinton Street lot

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