First Look at Two-Towered Bialystoker Development on East Broadway

Posted on: July 17th, 2018 at 5:00 am by

Photo: S4 Architecture

One month after Seward Park Co-op members failed to approve a $54 million air rights sale, developer Ascend Group reveals renderings for its two-towered endeavor on East Broadway.

As expected, the Bialystoker Nursing Home is completely overwhelmed by glass. Two towers of 20 and 36 stories apiece (larger than previously believed) will soon flank the landmark building at 228 East Broadway. (Address is 226-232 East Broadway.) According to real estate blog YIMBY, which obtained the illustrations, plans call for the new Jenga constructions to total approximately 240,000 square-feet.

Photo: S4 Architecture

Space 4 Architecture is behind the design here, who noted…

Our goal was to design two buildings that would socially and proportionally integrate with the surrounding neighborhood fabric. It was important for us to avoid the monumentality which is often associated with similar developments, and instead provide a sense of belonging and individualization for the future residents.”

Ascend had been gunning for these additional air rights for over a year to construct two new towers here. The Seward Park Co-op was split on the sale: those in favor argued the additional money would help with much-needed repairs, while those opposed argued additional congestion and loss of open space was detriment.

Everyone loses here, except big real estate.

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