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247 Cherry

247 Cherry
General information
Coordinates40°42′40″N 73°59′25″W / 40.7111°N 73.9902°W / 40.7111; -73.9902
Construction started2018
Estimated completion2021
Roof308.8 m (1,013 ft)
Technical details
Floor count78
Design and construction
ArchitectSHoP Architects

247 Cherry is a 79-story residential building under development in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City. The building was designed by SHoP Architects, and is being developed by JDS Development Group.[1] Renderings for the building were first released in April 2016. The building will be adjacent to One Manhattan Square.[2][3][4][5][6] 247 Cherry will be developed in conjunction with two other nearby skyscrapers: 269 South Street and 259 Clinton Street.[6]

Development of the building was halted in July 2016 due to a lawsuit pertaining to a site adjacent the structure.[7][8] In July 2018, the developers released a new plan that would also contain several improvements to the surrounding area, including a new entrance to the New York City Subway's East Broadway station, connections between Clinton Street and the East River, renovations of nearby playgrounds, and flood-resistance upgrades.[9] The city's Planning Commission also scheduled a vote on the project.[10] Although politicians and grassroots organizations opposed the project, the City Planning Commission approved it in December 2018.[11]


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  2. ^ Staff (June 29, 2016). "Behemoth on the Backside: Proposed Cherry Street Tower to Reach 1000 Feet". Bowery Boogie. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  3. ^ Warerkar, Tanay (June 29, 2016). "JDS's 77-Story Lower East Side Tower May Reach Supertall Status". Curbed. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
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  6. ^ a b "Officials move to stall towers planned for Two Bridges". Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  7. ^ Warerkar, Tanay (July 6, 2016). "JDS's LES Skyscraper Halted Pending Lawsuit Over Adjacent Site". Curbed. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  8. ^ Plitt, Amy (August 5, 2016). "JDS's Lower East Side skyscraper hit with a lawsuit over adjacent site". Curbed. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  9. ^ Warerkar, Tanay (June 25, 2018). "Two Bridges skyscrapers to begin public review as locals, pols call for more time". Curbed NY. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  10. ^ Klein, Melissa (November 24, 2018). "Famous view of Empire State Building could soon be ruined". Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  11. ^ kerryb (December 5, 2018). "City Planning approves controversial trio of resi towers in Two Bridges". The Real Deal New York. Retrieved December 18, 2018.