Construction continues at a glacial pace at 22 Bond St./25 Great Jones.
From Lafayette, you can see that workers are adding on to the Great Jones-facing exterior of the building ...
As previously noted, the building will now house a 6-unit condo. (The building is officially 22 Bond Street, though it's also known as 25 Great Jones since the property extends through the block.)
[The view from Bond Street]
BKSK Architects designed the exterior.
Here's what they have to say about it at the BKSK website:
What was a long-dormant 14-story superstructure originally intended to be a hotel is being remade into a more contextually sensitive and art-inspired residential loft building.
Plans for the through-block site include reducing the height of the existing tower, which faces Great Jones Street, by two floors and re-establishing the building’s street presence with new façades positioned on either lot line. Taking advantage of the site’s expansive exposure on Lafayette Street, the building will become a literal canvas for art with a giant, site-specific mural. Additionally, the deep site is bracketed by two facades of weathered steel on the north and south ends, framing an “art garden” within, visible to passersby through a large vitrine near the entrance on Bond Street.
Within the garden, landscape, an expansive mural, sculpture, and elevated trees are framed by architecture, transforming the building into a vessel for art. This building-as-art concept continues the neighborhood’s legacy as an incubator for art, where beginning in the 1970s, some the city’s most prominent contemporary artists emerged. This tradition has inspired a new generation of art installations – along Bond Street in particular – that work in concert with the architecture.
According to The Real Deal, the units range in price from $9.26 million to $19.88 million. Pricing starts at $3,200 — a foot.
At one point with different developers and architects involved, the property was going to be a hotel several years back.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Your chance to buy a boutique hotel on Great Jones
25 Great Jones St. returns to the land of undead developments