Extell’s Massive 71-Story LES Tower Will Dwarf the Manhattan Bridge

Posted On Thu, March 12, 2015 By

Posted On Thu, March 12, 2015 By In Lower East Side, New Developments

Here’s your first look at Extell’s new tower popping up just north of the Manhattan Bridge along the East River waterfront. Spotted by Bowery Boogie on the construction sign at the 250 South Street site, the somewhat vague rendering is short on design details but manages to show a behemoth ready to dominate the area.


The tower is expected to rise 800 feet with 71 stories bringing 790 luxury apartments to the Lower East Side, as well as a “sun-eclipsing” effect that “completely dwarfs everything in the vicinity.” Bowery Boogie offered up some height comparisons to give you an idea of just how overbearing this tower is for the area:

Pertinent heights (approximates):

Extell’s market rate – 71 stories
Manhattan Bridge – 30 stories
Two Bridges Tower (currently the area’s tallest building) – 21 stories
Rutgers Houses (five buildings) – 20 stories

Furthermore, as we previously noted, if completed today, the tower would be the tallest building between Downtown’s 1 World Trade Center and Midtown’s Empire State Building.

The project will also give way to a second, much smaller affordable-rate tower rising 13-stories on the same parcel, and 29,000 square feet of retail is planned for the ground floor. The towers, which have already been delayed, are expected to wrap in 2019.

[Via Bowery Boogie]

Construction photo by Two Bridges Tower; Aerial rendering based on zoning diagrams via CityRealty


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Neighborhoods : Lower East Side



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