Two Bridges, the area on the border of the Lower East Side and Chinatown, is seeing a wave of new, sky-high development, including a 900-foot tower from supertall team JDS and SHoP Architects and perhaps two 50-story buildings from L+M Partners. But the controversial surge in construction started with One Manhattan Square, an 850-foot tower from Extell. In anticipation of the 80-story condo building hitting the market this September, the developer has released a flashy new video that shows the sparkling Adamson Associates Architects-designed exterior, as well as the sweeping views from the upper floors. But as Curbed, who first spotted the video, notes, it ignores its potential supertall neighbors to make a point of just how much much it towers over its surroundings.
According to a recent report from CityRealty, One Manhattan Square, of new Manhattan developments, has the third-highest anticipated sellout at $1.9 billion. When completed, its 815 units will make it the second-largest condo building ever constructed in Manhattan. Asking prices will be relatively affordable, ranging from $1 to $3 million. They’re currently being marketed to overseas Asian buyers, hence the video that touts those characteristically New York views and glassy facade, and the entire project is expected to be completed by 2019.
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