Extell is Trying Really Hard to Woo the Waterfront with Construction Site Artwork at 250 South Street

Posted on: April 14th, 2016 at 5:17 am by
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You may have noticed the project site artwork installed at Extell’s waterfront site last week. A colorful patchwork now dots the sidewalk bridge lining the perimeter of 250 South Street.

The new display illustrates the very historic neighborhood fabric this development – One Manhattan Square – is erasing. And, therefore, has no part in. There are nods to Katz’s Deli, Moscot, the Essex Street Market, and tenement fire escapes in various hues. Yep, this is pandering 101 and the added “vibrancy” promised to the community last month.

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Remember that this Extell phallus will rise eighty stories and all but eclipse the Manhattan Bridge. Domestic sales launch for the 815 market-rate condos is scheduled for next September; it’s already underway abroad. Completion and opening of One Manhattan Square is sometime in 2019. Amenities for homeowners (aka transients) are bonkers; it’s called a “vertical village” with access to basketball courts, turkish baths, bowling alley, golf simulator room, squash court, sauna, sunken tranquility garden (Lowline?), 75-foot swimming pool, billiards room, cigar room, and private theater. There is also semi-public parking with 110 spots.

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Extell’s controversial 80-story waterfront tower

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