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Safety Concerns Halt Construction Of Extell’s One Manhattan Square

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The planned Lower East Side tower will rise 800 feet

Gary Barnett’s entry into the Lower East Side has hit a snag. The city has issued a violation to his Extell Development company and to construction manager Lend Lease, halting construction of skyscraping One Manhattan Square, located at 252 South Street, The Real Deal reports. The violation came after a neighbor at 286 South Street complained that work at the site just north of the Manhattan Bridge had caused her walls to crack. The violation does say "the contractor had created movement at adjoining [building]."

That lead to a partial stop worker on January 14, which was ignored, according to TRD. Then a violation and second partial stop work order were issued on February 18. Assuming construction has actually been halted, it will apparently stay halted until at least March 3, when a hearing is scheduled. The tower is slated to rise 72 stories to 800 feet and hold 815 residential units, according to the latest new building permit. Completion is planned for 2019, with prices starting at $1 million.

DOB orders work halted at Extell’s One Manhattan Square [TRD]

DOB violation against 252 South Street [Official]

One Manhattan Square [Official]