Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Workers demolish the former Puck Fair and BP on Houston and Lafayette



After being boxed up in plywood for the past three months, workers quickly demolished the one-level structures that housed the BP station and Puck Fair yesterday on Houston and Lafayette...



The plot of land, officially 300 Lafayette, will house a new building that will encompass 80,000 square feet of "flagship retail and boutique office" ...


[Rendering by Cookfox]

Per the developers:

The building’s design is inspired by principles of “biophilia,” meaning people feel good when they are connected to nature. generous amounts of legally accessible outdoor space are planted with indigenous species on every office floor. The 30,000 sf retail space encompasses 3 open floors offering soaring ceiling heights. This iconic building is an exceptional marketing opportunity for a world class international brand.

The BP station closed on April 14 ... while Puck Fair bowed out on March 27.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Have you seen the glass tower in the works for Lafayette and East Houston?

Report: Boutique office building on East Houston and Lafayette at BP site a go

BP station on East Houston and Lafayette closes April 14

Report: Lack of gas stations downtown a concern

14 comments:

NOTORIOUS said...

How appropriate to have a baby face making, 20-something year-old YouTube "star" playing dress up hovering above. "Build it and they will come... but they have no money so don't expect them to buy anything," the dust of the Puck whispers.

Donnie Moder said...

I'd rather see a cast iron facade or something that matches the architecture of the neighborhood. That glass building is ok but calling it "biopholia" is insulting everyone's intelligence. Might as well slap the moniker "organic" on it and leave it at that.

Anonymous said...

"Connected to nature" in the midst of one of the most cosmopolitan, urban locations on the planet. Isn't "biophilia" a Bjork album? Who writes this crap?

Anonymous said...

Now please demolish the monstrous advertisement, and the rest of such defacing our city.

- East Villager

Anonymous said...

"indigenous species on every office floor"

indigenous to nyc?
rats? waterbugs?

cmarrtyy said...

The design is really out of place. I'm surprised since Soho/Noho is so particular about their community. t could have been a showcase building. What a waste of space and psycho-babble.

Drew O. said...

"people feel good when they are connected to nature". Now they will be connected to Houston Street.

Anonymous said...

People felt good when they were going to Puck Fair.

Anonymous said...

Yuck!

Anonymous said...

What people are literally connected to is soil contamination from decades of oil buried underground. "Nature" hasn't existed in this part of Manhattan for about 200 years.

Anonymous said...

Ridiculous but not a surprise...not to mention the lack of a gas station to fill up the gas guzzling vehicles that transport all of these UBER BEBES 24/7.

Anonymous said...

@3:45 thank you

Champra P said...

Now please do something about that horrible youtube ad - f'ing eyesore.

Anonymous said...

Lilly Singh is hilarious.