175 Delancey Street is one of the first new buildings in the Essex Crossing development. This 175,500 square foot project provides much-needed affordable senior housing in a 15-story mixed-use building. The base includes retail, medical offices, and community facilities. Two levels of rooftop gardens offer recreational space for tenants and guests of the community facilities. The residential tower is oriented so that the 100 Francis Golden Apartments will enjoy expansive views of the Manhattan skyline and southern exposure. Brise soleil, a well-insulated envelope, and highly efficient mechanical systems make this building an energy efficient addition to the Lower East Side.