60 Orchard Street Striptease

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

Late last week, the new condo tower at 60 Orchard Street worked one final striptease before giving up the pole for good. The process of removing netting, wood beams, and scaffolding began Thursday.

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No More Scaffolding for Base of Blue Condo

Posted October 29, 2010 at 6:33 am

Holy shitballs! We never thought the day would arrive, but here we are, at a complete loss for words. Within the last 48 hours, the semi-permanent network of scaffolding and netting at the three-story base of Blue was finally packed up for good. And a sidewalk saved in the process. Indeed, the derelict stretch of […]

153 Essex Sheds its Plywood and Netting

Posted May 17, 2010 at 6:18 am

For a solid few years, 153 Essex Street has been an eyesore of a building, encased in dark netting and cordoned off by rotten sidewalk plywood.  It was essentially a push-up job – adding a small tumor to the original five-story building – but never appeared to have a clear completion date in sight. In the […]

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Another Clear View of Sperone Westwater Gallery

Posted March 17, 2010 at 6:33 am

Whereas many sprouting construction sites are encapsulated in netting for safety, the new Sperone Westwater Gallery at 257 Bowery is quite an exception.  Weeks after first revealing its hulking skeleton, building frontage remains exposed, providing a clear view of progress.

The Last Gasp of 185 Bowery

Last modified February 26, 2010 at 11:02 am

In the short week since the netting went up, the century-old 185 Bowery has virtually disappeared from the block.  This is its last gasp before finally succumbing to the inevitable. Another hotel.  While walking past the once-proud townhouse yesterday afternoon, we caught a glimpse of the ground floor interior.  Or what remains of it.

Restoration for 64 Delancey

Posted February 26, 2010 at 6:13 am

Early last month, the dreaded combination of scaffolding and netting was attached to the four-story 64 Delancey, located at the northwest corner of Allen Street.  Luckily, however, this stout building is being restored, not demolished.  Just a little nip/tuck, as it were.

Sperone Westwater Gallery Reveals Hulking Concrete Skeleton

Posted February 25, 2010 at 6:12 am

Yesterday morning, a large section of netting was removed from the future Sperone Westwater Gallery at 257 Bowery, revealing a hulking concrete skeleton.  The upward structural push continues unabated, but should be capped pretty soon.  Keep an eye out for that all-telling American flag.

Farewell to 185 Bowery

Last modified August 13, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Hold onto your hats, folks, because the wrecking ball is coming to the corner of Bowery and Delancey very, very soon.  Over a month after new scaffolding was erected at 185 Bowery, it appears that this century-old townhouse will be the first of the four structures to fall.

Demolition of 2 Allen Street Underway

Posted August 24, 2009 at 6:09 am

Behind a veil of dark netting, demolition of the four-story commercial loft at 2 Allen Street (aka 1-3 Orchard) is now officially underway.  Brick by brick.  Once eliminated from its desirable corner lot, the new developer will have a maximum buildable area (before any possible FAR bonuses) of 33,110 square feet.  That’s nearly double the […]