Construction Tour: One Manhattan Square

Construction is nearing completion 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. 

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 towers by SHoP Architects and Handel Architects also proposed at adjacent waterfront sites.

Design of the exterior curtain wall of the tower includes two different wall types. At the north and south facades, panels are floor to ceiling glass with a bronze metal spandrel at the floor slab. For the east and west facades, flat glass panels are alternated with panels that tilt outward from the floor or the ceiling, adding dimension to the façade and a more dynamic reflection to the glass.

Looking up at the northeast corner of the tower from Cherry Street.

Detail of the perforated metal cladding of the podium.

Northwest corner of the site from Cherry Street.

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 redevelopment of Governors Island, which is visible from the waterfront views in the tower.

View southeast towards Downtown Brooklyn from the rooftop terrace.

View southeast towards Downtown Brooklyn from the rooftop terrace.

View west towards the Financial District from the rooftop terrace.

View northwest towards the Financial District (left) and Hudson Yards (right) from the rooftop terrace.

View north towards Midtown from the rooftop terrace.

View east towards Williamsburg from the rooftop terrace.

View east towards Williamsburg from the rooftop terrace.

View south towards Governors Island from the rooftop terrace.

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 are panoramic, affording views of New York's iconic architecture and waterfront from Lower Manhattan to Midtown to Brooklyn.

View west towards the Financial District from a residential unit.

View west towards the Financial District from a residential unit.

Close-up of the west façade.

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.