[The current Essex Street Market via]
Not the above photo, but this…
Yesterday, 6sqft got a look at a rendering for the building that will likely replace the 75-year-old Essex Street Market.
Known simply as “Site 9″ in the Essex Crossing mega-development, the 12-story mixed-use development would contain market-rate condominiums and two levels of commercial space at its base. The design of the market-replacing building was penned by GF55 Partners who hope the brick, metal, and glass structure will “co-exist with the area’s visual clutter and loudness of the Williamsburg Bridge traffic.” In the sole image provided, a distinguished two-story base recalls the structural features of the nearby Williamsburg Bridge.
The current Essex Street Market is expected to relocate to the base of the 24-story Essex Crossing tower at the southeast corner of Essex and Delancey in roughly 2018. Or so.
[The Essex Crossing tower]
Head over to BoweryBoogie and The Lo-Down for more on Essex Crossing… those sites have been covering the day-to-day developments more than any other news outlet.