Orchard Street Dug Up as Part of East Houston Reconstruction Project

Posted on: January 16th, 2014 at 6:05 am by
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The East Houston reconstruction project – now in its ninth year – refuses to let up. As the weeks pass, the vehicles inch ever eastward toward the river. Infrastructural repairs are now underway at the corner of Orchard Street, where surgery has already begun to “install and connect the new trunk water main.” The procedure began yesterday morning with an incision on the curb facing American Apparel.

Notices taped in the vicinity announce that this leg of work could last for an unspecified number of weeks. Translation – a long ass time.

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This is just what the block needed, what with the never-ending Orchard Hell Building and other three hotels still under construction.

The project is nowhere near its finale. Mid-2015 is the updated completion date (initially 2013), but we need to apply the 2-year curve to all such estimates. See you in 2018!

East Houston Newsletter, Jan 2014

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