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Essex Crossing marks a milestone with first topped-out building

The structure at 175 Delancey Street will be home to senior housing

The full Essex Crossing megaproject is still a ways off from being completed, but one major milestone was met today: according to developers Delancey Street Associates, the first building within the former Seward Park Urban Renewal Area has topped out. The 14-story structure at 175 Delancey Street (also known as Site 6) will eventually be home to 100 low-income apartments reserved for seniors, along with a NYU Langone medical facility, a senior center, educational facility, and retail. The building itself will be designed by Dattner Architects.

It’s not the only piece of news coming from the Lower East Side mega-development this week: On Monday, the Lo-Down reported that construction activity is happening on Site 2, which will eventually house a revamped Essex Street Market and approximately 200 apartments.

Essex Crossing will have nine buildings total, with 1,000 apartments and several new educational, cultural, and commercial venues among them (including the Market Line, an enormous new retail space); construction is currently underway on four of those. Site 6 is expected to wrap construction fully by next year.