Jarmulowsky Hotel Update: Water Tanks Gone, ‘Distinctive Sidewalk’ Coming Soon

Posted on: June 25th, 2013 at 6:12 am by
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With an approved certificate of appropriateness in hand, exterior modifications are already underway at the future Jarmulowsky hotel. Rooftop changes atop 54 Canal Street are now visible from street level. Most notably the loss of both aged water tanks; the elevator housing remains for the time being.

Meanwhile, the tenement neighbor at 60 Canal Street still awaits its “rehabilitation,” as previously reported. The scaffold-netting combo platter is now in place, and fresh DOB permits are on file for “excavation for new building.”

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In other Jarmulowsky Bank Building news, architect Ron Castellano appeared before the transportation subcommittee of CB3 last week to gain support for a new “distinctive sidewalk” that will round Orchard onto Canal. Textured glass pucks will be embedded to help shine light into the subterranean level. The Public Design Commission has ultimate approval on the matter.

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And if you walk past the site now, you may notice the influx of both scaffolding and tiny surveillance cameras. The security onsite is comparable to Fort Knox. We hear that some people have already been caught (and let go) trying to gain access.

It’s full steam ahead, yet completion is two years out…

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