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Extell's Lower East Side Tower Gets a Hefty Height Reduction

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Maybe Extell chief Gary Barnett had a change of heart cold steel circuitry. Whatever the case, Bowery Boogie reports that the market rate tower the mega-developer is building alongside the Manhattan Bridge—initial rendering pictured—will rise not 71, but a reduced 56 stories. That's right, the developer has lobbed about 100 feet off the tower coming to 250 South Street, and along with it has axed a few of the building's flaunted amenities like its Turkish baths and bowling alley. The chop also brings the building's apartment count down from 790 to 646.

The colossal tower was met with opposition by neighborhood activists who lambasted it for obscuring views of the Manhattan Bridge and for being more than twice as tall as the neighborhood's tallest building. How and if the height reduction will affect the market rate-tower's affordable little sister at 229 Cherry Street has yet to be seen.
· Extell Planning to Reduce Height of 250 South Street Tower to 56 Stories [BB]
· Extell's 71-Story Lower East Side Tower, Revealed! (Sort Of) [Curbed]
· All 250 South Street development [Curbed]

250 South Street

227 Cherry Street, Manhattan, NY 10002