Friday, August 27, 2010
That long-rumored 13-story office building at 51 Astor Place designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki will be a reality, pretty much. Yesterday, Curbed reported on this from a Wall Street Journal piece.
According to the Journal, 51 Astor Place, formerly the Cooper Union engineering building at St. Mark's and Third, is due to be torn down and replaced by a new office tower. Construction will start next summer, and is expected to be completed in 2013. Or so.
Guess this means no one should get too attached to the new Film Academy Cafe currently calling the former Starbucks space here home....