180 Broome Street at Essex Crossing

Client Delancey Street Associates, L&M Development Partners
Location New York City, NY
Status Under Construction

180 Broome's podium and 25-story tower are visually defined by oversized concrete frames.

180 Broome Street sits at the Manhattan entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge, anchoring the connection between the historic Lower East Side of Manhattan and Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. The building includes a 19-story residential tower rising above a 5-story commercial podium that occupies a full New York City block. The tower includes 263 residential apartments with 121 of the units designated as affordable.  The base of the building, at 75 feet in height, transitions the scale of the tower and connects it to the 60- to 80-foot residential buildings of the Lower East Side.

180 Broome is part of Essex Crossing, a new 1.65-million-square-foot development that includes market and affordable housing, senior affordable housing, a 15,000 sq. ft. urban park, a new and expanded Essex Street Market, community facilities, a rooftop urban farm, 280,000 sq. ft. of office space and a diverse mix of retail components. The Market Line - a natural light-filled concourse spanning the cellar level of three sites, including 180 Broome - will be home to some of New York City’s most diverse small businesses and will be composed of small to medium-sized vendor stalls. 

01 217 07 023

The design inspiration for 180 Broome Street was driven by the building’s proximity to the Williamsburg Bridge.

Oversized concrete frames define the building façade, acting as a reinterpretation of the trussed structure within the Williamsburg Bridge and framing a pattern of large windows that provide unobstructed, panoramic views from the interior of the office space and the residential tower.  At the lower levels, the large expanse of glass allows natural light into the Market Line concourse to support the gardens within and funnel light into the below grade retail spaces.  

180 Broome's commercial podium includes 140,000 sq. ft. of office space and a soaring two-story concourse that provides access to the below-grade Market Line. 

The ground floor features a diverse array of storefronts on all four sides of the building that provide multiple access points to the Market Line as well as the residential tower, office space and ground floor retail. The natural elements of the new Essex Crossing Park to the south are drawn into the building via green walls, stepped interior gardens and planted trellises. The full height glazing of the ground floor establishes visual connections between interior and exterior greenscape. In addition, the roof of the office space supports an elevated park-like terrace that spans nearly 1/3 of an acre and is accessible to the occupants of the building. Along Delancey Street, a rejuvenated urban plaza will frame the entrance to the office space. Illuminated totems of glass from within the office lobby draw workers from the busy urban plaza into the core of the building. 

block.image.alt

Scope

Design Architect Architect of Record Interior Designer (Residential & Office)

Design Partner(s)

Interior Designer (Market Line) - Studios Architecture

Visualizations

Moso Studio