Superstructure is rising and curtain wall installation is underway at Extell's One Manhattan Square, a residential condominium tower on the Lower East Side waterfront. Designed by Adamson Associates, the 800-foot-tall tower replaces a former Pathmark grocery store. As the tower surpasses the one-third mark of its final height, I took a tour inside to check out the progress and the views.
One Manhattan Square is part of the recent surge of waterfront development in Lower Manhattan. The city has undertaken a multi-year project to upgrade the East River Esplanade, Pier 17 is undergoing a major retail reconstruction, and construction of residential towers are following. One Manhattan Square is at the forefront of residential development in this neighborhood, with construction progress far ahead of nearby 1 Seaport.
The tower will offer 815 residential condo units designed by Meyer Davis with luxury finishes and top of the line appliances from Miele and Subzero. A choice between dark and light kitchen finish packages will be offered to residents for customization of the residence to their tastes. Views from the tower, even at its current height, are panoramic, affording views of New York's iconic architecture and waterfront from Lower Manhattan to Midtown to Brooklyn.
Residents will have access to over 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities such as a sports club, spa, entertainment and recreation facilities, and high-end services. Outdoor amenity spaces are designed by West 8, the team behind the ongoing redevelopment of Governors Island, which is visible from the waterfront views in the tower.
Completion is expected in the second half of 2018.
Architect: Adamson Associates; Interiors: Meyer Davis; Landscape Architect: West 8; Developer: Extell Development Company; Program: Residential; Location: Lower East Side, New York, NY; Completion: 2018.