Thursday, November 19, 2015
An EVG reader yesterday noted the ongoing construction in the lot off Avenue A between East 11th Street and East 12th Street that was formerly home of Mary Help of Christians.
Upon closer inspection, you can spot the new building's swimming pool going in…
Early plans for the building mentioned a possible rooftop pool. It's difficult to tell at this point where the pool will fit in compared to the rest of the residential building.
A worker said that the pool only gets to 5 feet in the deep end. Not good for diving, of course.
Through the magic of YouTube, we found one thrillseeker who successfully made the jump into a 5-foot-deep pool… (not that we recommend that the new residents of this building attempt this. But if you must, please film it and post it to YouTube.)
Jeff — you're on…
Anyway! In the works, of course, is a mixed-use building with ground-floor retail and 82 market-rate condos via developer Douglas Steiner.
Previously on EV Grieve:
New residential complex at former Mary Help of Christians lot may include rooftop swimming pool
Meet your new neighbor on Avenue A
Permits filed to demolish Mary Help of Christians church, school and rectory
Preservationists call for archeological review of former cemetery at Mary Help of Christians site
The 'senseless shocking self-destruction' of Mary Help of Christians