Another Essex Crossing Skyscraper Tops Out at 26 Stories
The towers of the Lower East Side continue to redefine the once-predominant low-rise skyline. Indeed, Essex Crossing checks off another milestone this week as the development at 180 Broome Street (Site 4) tops out.
It stands at 26 Stories, roughly the same height as the marquee Essex Crossing building a couple blocks to the west.
Designed by Handel Architects, it’s the penultimate development in Phase II to reach the vertical limit, and the fifth of nine total Essex Crossing structures to hit the top. Though, the expected completion date is “late 2020.”
As reported, this mixed-use behemoth is 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 also part of the equation here, that much-ballyhood “bazaar” linked to the two nearby developments via underground passageway.
There is also the 9,000 square-foot Broome Street Gardens, an elevated atrium situated atop the base of both the 180 and 202 Broome Street buildings.
As of now, approximately 90-percent of Essex Crossing is now open or under construction.