242 Broome, the first condominium within Essex Crossing, one of the most significant urban renewals projects in the history of New York City, has now officially completed their façade. Designed by SHoP Architects, the acclaimed firm behind Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the 14-story building features a champagne-colored of anodized aluminum, with bends and angles in the metal that resemble the iconic fire escapes of the neighboring tenement buildings. Starting at the 5th floor, the building “twists” slightly westward, allowing for dramatic views, natural light and maximum privacy.
242 Broome features 55 luxury residences, as well as a collection of modern amenities including a landscaped rooftop with sweeping skyline views. The development is part of Essex Crossing, a planned mixed-use development comprising residential, office, retail, cultural and community space. The $1 billion project includes nine sites on six acres across the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, an area that has sat mostly vacant since 1967. Photos via QuallsBenson.