There’s a new addition to the Lower East Side skyline this morning. Over the weekend, construction crews put a huge tower crane in place on site 2 of the Essex Crossing project. That’s the parcel at Essex and Delancey streets that will eventually become home to a new Essex Street Market and a 14-screen Regal theater. Broome Street was blocked off Sunday for the all-day operation. Brian Redman took these day and night photos.
In the past few months, crews have been working below ground, where a shopping pavilion called the Market Line will be built. Now the 24-story building will start ascending. Last week, the Essex Crossing team topped off the 14-story building on site 6. We’ll have more in the next day or two about that.
Here are a few Sunday photos from around the construction sites. The project in the former Seward Park urban renewal area will add 1,000 apartments and 600,000 square feet of commercial space to nine lots over the next several years.