Work seems to be quickly taking place in the circa-1847 building at 315 E. 10th St. As you'll recall, the city OK'd a one-floor rooftop addition here in January hours before the Landmarks Preservation Committee approved the East 10th Street Historic District.
Last Wednesday, workers removed the sidewalk shed ...
And here's how it looks at the moment...
Here's an after and before ...
Developer Ben Shaoul has been converting the building from nonprofit use to residential. Preservation groups and various neighbors had been concerned that the rooftop addition would change the aesthetic of the street. Plus, well, Shaoul and a few previous roof-top additions have caused plenty of controversy.
In early April, the addition was quite noticeable from various points in Tompkins Square Park across the street. (See this post for a look.) Particularly with the bulkhead for the elevator.
Now, with the trees filled in, it's not as easy to spot the addition from Avenue A and East 10th Street...
...though the bulkhead is visible still from several vantage points in Tompkins Square Park.
And how does it look up close? Our friend Jose Garcia sent us these... as you can see, the extra floor is currently painted an uninspired cellblock gray.
Given how it looks now, it's likely a good thing that we can't see it from the street level.
Previously on EV Grieve:
A bid to protect the integrity of 315 E. 10th St.
Landmarks Preservation Commission expedites hearing on East 10th Street Historic District
Workers quickly start dismantling roof of historic 315 E. 10th St.