SHoP Architects

Mulberry House Sheds Plywood, Fixing Peeling Facade

Posted February 20, 2013 at 9:18 am

The recently rechristened Mulberry House, once referred to as New York’s saddest starchitecture, is back on track after yet another months-long derailment.

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Lights On at 290 Mulberry

Posted February 17, 2012 at 6:18 am

The smoke has cleared; the dust settled. Basically, insert your favorite cliche, as 290 Mulberry is regaining its footing after being sold for $25 million back in December.

Facade Peeling Worsens at 290 Mulberry

Posted August 30, 2011 at 6:18 am

In the wake of Hurricane Irene, the noticeably vulnerable facade of 290 Mulberry Street continues its downward demise in plain sight.

The Future of Pier 35 on the East River

Posted June 15, 2011 at 6:41 am

Last night, about two dozen residents attended the CB3 Waterfront Subcommittee meeting to learn more about the ongoing progress down at the East River.

Socarrat Nolita Opening at 284 Mulberry in Two Weeks

Posted November 17, 2010 at 6:28 am

Thanks to exterior work at 284 Mulberry, the Puck Building, and the rotting development once known as 290 Mulberry, the block just below East Houston is a no-man’s-land of plywood, netting, and scaffolding. Yet nestled behind the criss-crossing iron bars at 284 is a new restaurant just waiting to break free. And much like its […]

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290 Mulberry is Still Peeling

Posted October 5, 2010 at 6:12 am

SHoP Architects’ 290 Mulberry is still in a world of shit. Not even a colorful lightshow could help them out of their looming foreclosure funk. Now Mother Nature is conspiring against it. Severe downpours and gale-force winds of late have been pummeling the stalled, helpless condo development into submission. Thanks to gradual weathering from each successive […]

290 Mulberry is Peeling

Posted March 2, 2010 at 6:12 am

With foreclosure looming high above its eight-plus stories, the vacant 290 Mulberry – designed and built by SHoP Architects – is deteriorating before our very eyes. A section of the gray siding is bubbling and peeling.

Light Show Returns to 290 Mulberry

Last modified February 1, 2010 at 4:20 pm

290 Mulberry Street might be in a state of financial flux (the project lender is attempting to foreclose and sell), but that’s not stopping the light show from returning to the vacant development. Late last week, after an extended period of darkness, the lights began flashing anew. This time, however, only the third and fourth […]

290 Mulberry Light Show Kaput

Last modified December 4, 2009 at 8:29 am

Last night, after four consecutive weeks entertaining the neighborhood, the colorful nighttime light show at 290 Mulberry went dark. Kaput. Oh well, it was a novel idea while it lasted.

290 Mulberry Light Show, Redux

Posted November 11, 2009 at 6:19 am

Now a week on, the colorful light show at 290 Mulberry Street is still active.  Here is another (video) perspective.  E.T. phone home?