Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Construction watch: 619 E. 6th St.



There's finally some noticeable progress at 619 E. Sixth St., where a 6-story residential building is rising...



To recap, here's what's TK, via DXA Studio Architecture, the architects of record:

The facade is clad in a Danish handmade brick and includes a full width mural along a sidewall that links the building in character with its East Village neighbors where street art abounds. The five residential units, from a small studio up to a dramatic three bedroom with office and double height duplex on the top floors, incorporate a simple and timeless palette of materials throughout.


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I first heard about this project in January 2016. It has seemingly taken a long time to knock down the previous one-level structure and get to this point.

Here are photos of the site from early September...





At that time, an EVG reader who lived nearby wrote in to say:

Any inside info into the hole in the ground at 619 E. 6th St., whose progress seems to be quite stalled? Needless to say we could all do without the permanent obstruction there, including the daily dumps taken inside the walkaround created by the plastic dividers. What a (literal) shitshow.





Previously on EV Grieve:
6-story condoplex, complete with Danish handmade brick, coming to East 6th Street

6 comments:

JQ LLC said...

In character where street art abounds? These marketing people these developers hire are as mental as them.

Oh, will these be rent-stabilized and affordable too, so it will be more in character with the projects just a block away?

Anonymous said...

What a view from those huge window-walls.

Anonymous said...

Developers are insane.

Anonymous said...

I think this is a really well designed looking building (at least the rendering). One cannot expect someone to build a modern take on a railroad apartment era building which line this block. The materials look good (rendering) and although I'm not a fan of "fish tank living" spaces I wouldn't mind living in this building.

Anonymous said...

That is disgusting....

Makeout said...

Oh my timeless palette! I will have beer thank you very little!