Monday, February 18, 2013

Scaffolding arrives at historic 330 Bowery



Workers arrived this morning to erect a sidewalk shed and scaffolding at 330 Bowery, the historic circa-1874 building that once housed the Bouwerie Lane Theater and various banks before that...



According to the DOB, workers will be painting the landmark cast-iron building here at Bond Street sea-foam green and removing all the ornate details.

KIDDING! Jeez.

Actually, according to the all-cap stylists at the DOB:

ESTERIOR [Ed note: Exterior?] REPAIRS CONSISTING OF REBUILDING PARAPET WALL & RESTORING EXISTING STAIRS AS PER PLANS FILED HEREWITH. NO CHANGE TO USE, OCCUPANCY OR EGRESS

In 2007, "self-storage king" Adam Gordon bought the building and made condos, including a penthouse that went for some $14 million.

4 comments:

BabyDave said...

I confess: You got me with "sea foam green."

DrBOP said...

REALLY Mistah Grieve.....did a massive spit-take at "removing all the ornate details".....got MadDog 20/20 all ovah my computer screen and keyboard......RUINED my Kushner White penny-loafers....

WHO is going to pay for all this?

EV Grieve said...

@DrBop

This is why you shouldn't wear those white loafers until Memorial Day!

Goggla said...

It's about time. I've been documenting the deterioration of this facade for a couple of years now and was getting increasingly worried it would no longer be salvageable.