The developers of the massive Essex Crossing project slated for the Lower East Side have just revealed designs for a two-level market that will be built at the site. Designed by SHoP Architects, the complex will connect three of Essex Crossing’s sites along Broome Street. The Market Line will feature vendors, farm fresh foods and prepared foods in the style of Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market or Seattle’s Pike Place.
At 150,000 square feet, SHoP’s design is appropriate for our dense metropolis, and will rank as one of the five biggest markets in the whole country when complete. The lower level of the new Market Line will be submerged underground, allowing visitors to travel across Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk Streets without having to go outside. The second level will be clad in 40-foot glass walls lining Broome Street, with major entrances at Norfolk and Suffolk.
The market is capped with a green roof garden space that stretches across 9,000 square feet. The garden space will act as a food hall, and will also house a beer hall. Aside from eats, The Market Line will also offer clothing boutiques, service providers, artisans and galleries, making it a major shopping center.
The airy market will also be joined by a Regal Cinema, a bowling alley, a medical center, green space and housing.