International Center of Photography Readies January Reopening at Essex Crossing with Ginormous Photo Display

Posted on: December 13th, 2019 at 5:06 am by

Another big-box occupant at Essex Crossing goes live in just a few weeks.

In January 2020, the International Center of Photography will unveil its “new, fully integrated” facility at 242 Broome Street.

A ginormous, three-story photograph is currently hanging in the windows facing Essex Street as teaser ahead of launch. Shot by school alum Rochelle Brock, the image is perfectly framed by the outer edges of the boxy building.

As previously mentioned, the arts institution sold its digs at 250 Bowery for $25 million just before the contract closed on Essex Crossing. The deal was a swap of sorts; Taconic Investment Partners, part of the Essex Crossing developer consortium, is listed as buyer of record.

According to public records, ICP paid $29 million for two commercial condos at 242 Broome Street (aka Site 1). Space is quite ample, with enough real estate to combine both the museum and school, which had been separated when the former moved to 250 Bowery in 2016. Their footprint now spans 40,000 square-feet of divided between the stout four-story structure and the ground floor of the main residential tower, but connected by a stairwell with the strange name, “soho stairs.”

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