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At Essex Crossing, 26-story mixed-use tower hits a construction milestone

The building at 180 Broome Street has topped out, and is expected to be completed in late 2020

Courtesy of Delancey Street Associates

The Essex Crossing megaproject is moving right along on the Lower East Side, with yet another of its myriad buildings hitting a milestone: Developer Delancey Street Associates announced this week that 180 Broome Street, a 26-story mixed use building, has now topped out.

The building, designed by Handel Architects, is the sixth of nine Essex Crossing structures to reach that milestone, according to a release from the developer. This particular building will have 175,000 square feet of office space, 263 rental units (including 121 affordable ones), and 27,000 square feet of retail space, including the Market Line and a new indoor park known as Broome Street Gardens. Roughly 90 percent of Essex Crossing is now open or under construction.

The Market Line will be located in the building’s cellar and will have food vendors, a beer hall, gallery and performance space. The Broome Street Gardens, a 9,000-square-foot elevated atrium, will be above the Market Line and at the base of both 180 and 202 Broome Street buildings.

Essex Crossing has had an eventful 2019 so far, with the recent opening of a 14-screen Regal Cinemas movie theater, and the forthcoming debut of the new Essex Street Market. Later on this year, phase one of the Market Line will open, and the Gutter and the International Center of Photography Museum are due to welcome visitors in the fall .