Staring into the Pit of Essex Crossing Site 3

Posted on: November 14th, 2018 at 5:02 am by

Another major hole in the ground, soon to sprout luxury. Along Delancey Street.

Work is at a feverish pace as excavation and foundation activity at Site 3 of Essex Crossing proceeds.

Here’s an update from Delancey Street Associates’ weekly e-blast:

Drilling is complete for the foundation work [at 202 Broome Street], except at tunnel locations. Proof testing and locking off tiebacks is complete. Will continue to install second waler and stub beam along MTA wall. De-watering set up will continue. Excavation for footings and placement of mud mats. Waterproofing and rebar installation to follow, as well as a concrete pour for footings.Trenching and waterproofing for underground plumbing piping.

In the meantime, traffic around this intersection is a nightmare, as it was completely reconfigured for the duration of the project. Indeed, the block of Suffolk Street between Broome and Delancey is closed to pedestrians and motorists “until further notice.” The space will instead act as staging areas for construction materials and equipment for the construction of towers at Sites 3 and 4.

Construction of 202 Broome is part of Phase II of the billion-dollar mega-project, which kicked off earlier this year. It’s billed as a 15-story development with 83 market-rate condos across 104,594 square-feet (no affordable housing here) as well as 153,819 square-feet of commercial space for the Market Line.

There is also a tunnel route connecting 202 Broome Street with its neighbors at 115 Delancey (Site 2) and 180 Broome (Site 4).

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