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At 800 Feet, Lower East Side Tower Would Dwarf Its Neighbors

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Extell can not make up its mind about the heigh of 250 South Street, the controversial and neighbor-hated tower that the developer is building beside the Manhattan Bridge on the Lower East Side. Originally, the tower was reported to be 68 stories, then 71, then 56, then 80. Permits for a 56-story tower were issued, but now Extell has filed an amendment to jack the height back up to 68 stories and 800 feet (h/t 6sqft). DNAinfo reports that Extell representatives would not comment on the plans or confirm the height, but the Department of Buildings approved the changes. New permits have not yet been issued.

The latest filings indicate that the building's size will total more than 1.1 million square feet and include 802 apartments. Plans for the tower's affordable little sister have not changed. It will still be 13 stories and 205 apartments. Work is underway, and new marketing materials indicate that the building will be called (ugh) One Manhattan Square. The materials also include the above rendering, showing the tower soaring above the bridge.
· LES Luxury Waterfront Developers Raise Height Again, Records Show [DNAinfo]
· Construction Update: Extell's Controversial 800-Foot Tower Ready to Rise at 250 South Street [6sqft]
· Here's How Extell's 800-Foot 'One Manhattan Square' Will Ruin the Lower East Side Skyline [PHOTOS] [Bowery Boogie]
· All 250 South Street coverage [Curbed]

250 South Street

227 Cherry Street, Manhattan, NY 10002