Bialystoker Nursing Home Tower Scraping Sky at 20 Stories

Posted on: August 13th, 2021 at 5:00 am by

Photo: Roger Bultot

The latest tower to dominate the Lower East Side skyline is coming into its own. Indeed, the development flanking the converted Bialystoker Nursing Home on East Broadway now stands at nearly twenty stories.

That’s roughly two-thirds of the way to reaching the thirty-story apex. Making it the tallest building in the immediate vicinity. At least until the wall of glass spawns along South Street on the waterfront.

Photo: Roger Bultot

Round Square Development (née Ascend Group) initially filed permits in October 2019 to construct this thirty-story tower at 232 East Broadway. It’s a jagged mess of condos that will boast 54 apartments, each averaging about 1,397 square-feet. The steel-based structure also has a pool in the basement and a 30-foot-long rear yard.

Photo: Roger Bultot

Meanwhile, its ascent remains a permanent reminder to the Seward Park Co-op as a missed opportunity. Had residents voted in the majority to sell air rights, the housing development would be $54 million richer and a two-towered design would have carried.

Photo: Space 4 Architecture

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