Extell Begins Demolition of Cherry Street Pathmark Building

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The other day we reported that Extell Development had filed preliminary documents with the Department of Buildings for a 68-story tower at the former Pathmark site on Cherry Street.  The enormous building will dwarf any other structure in the immediate area and add hundreds of market-rate apartment to the Lower East Side’s residential inventory.

Today workers were on the site beginning to demolish the single-story Pathmark building, which was shuttered at the end of 2012. The windows have been knocked out on the Cherry Street side of the building.

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Along South Street, scaffolding and netting are visible. The photos below were taken yesterday:

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Signage indicates the project will be completed in 2019.