Friday, January 7, 2011

[Updated] Through the years with 2 Cooper Square

We first saw the plans for 37 E. Fourth St. back in January 2007... soon, the luxury high-rise became known, like, as 2 Cooper Square here on the corner of the Bowery....

And there was the demolition ... and work on the pit...

In the spring of 2009, when the construction looked ready to start becoming more visible, I decided to start this project... Once either on a Saturday or Sunday morning, I'd stand as close as possible in the same spot and take a picture.... And I did this for, oh, 19 months or so.

[An aside: So this means that I haven't left the city in 19 months? Almost! If I was away then I had someone fill in for me, such as the long-lost Intern of EV Grieve or the Graffiti Friend of EV Grieve (GFOEVG). But pretty much I took most of the photos...]

So, I decided to bring the project to an end... of late there have been few noticeable exterior changes. Sure, we'll get some retail (Hello Duane Reade!) one day, but for now... feel free to watch 2 Cooper Square grow right before your eyes...

May 30, 2009

June 6

June 13

June 20

June 27

July 4

July 11

July 18

July 25

Aug. 1

Aug. 8

Aug. 15

Aug. 22

Aug. 29

Sept. 5

Sept. 12

Sept. 19

Sept. 26

Oct. 4

Oct. 10

Oct. 17

Oct. 24

Oct. 31

Nov. 6

Nov. 14

Nov. 21

Nov. 28

Dec. 4

Dec. 12

Dec. 19

Dec. 26

Jan. 2, 2010

Jan. 9

Jan. 16

Jan. 23

Jan. 30

Feb. 6

Feb. 13

Feb. 20

Feb. 27

March 6

March 13

March 20

March 27

April 3

April 10

April 17

April 24

May 1

May 8

May 15

May 22

May 29

June 5

June 12

June 19

June 26

July 3

July 10

July 17

July 24

July 31

Aug. 7

Aug. 14

Aug. 21

Aug. 28

Sept. 4

Sept. 11

Sept. 18

Sept. 25

Oct. 2

Oct. 9

Oct. 16

Oct. 23

Oct. 30

Nov. 6

Nov. 13

Nov. 20

Nov. 27

Dec. 4

Dec. 11

Dec. 18

Dec. 25

Jan. 1, 2011

Jan. 8

Jan. 15

Jan. 22

Jan. 29

Feb. 5

Feb. 12

Feb. 19

Feb. 26


March 5

March 12



NYCDreamin said...

Cool series of photos! Good job "sticking to it".

Morgan Tsvangirai said...

You should animate this!

Anonymous said...

i second the animation! my husband would love it (construction nerd)

esquared™ said...

like, oh wow, totally awesome. i'm like popping in some awesome chewing gum, and totally bleaching my hair, while, like, i read this.

Lisa said...

WOW! My eyes are rolling in their sockets like olives in a Bombay Sapphire gin martini, but what a great idea, thanks!

Me said...

Impressive photo essay!

blue glass said...

perfect lead - how to find an apartment - and then these great pictures.

there is a taxi outside in the majority of photos. is the driver waiting for an apartment?
is this where the taxis will be lining up when we need one?

Anonymous said...

Okay, I think they should give you a free apartment in the building for your photographic diligence.

Anonymous said...

Please send me the tee shirt for scrolling through all that... I kid. I loved it!!

East Village Eats said...

Pretty damn cool, but honestly, I think you need to get out of the city at least once!

EV Grieve said...

@ East Village Eats

Oh, don't worry! I've traveled to Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens AND Staten Island in 2010.

Laura Goggin Photography said...

You deserve a vacation after this!

Anonymous said...

@ EV Grieve.. impressive! Am I the only one who ONLY leaves the island of Manhattan just to get to the airport to travel overseas? I used to live in dah Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn so it's not like this has always been the case. Just in the last several years. ;-)

The Intern of EV Grieve said...

Well done. I want one of those shirts.

Anonymous said...

HAHA AMAZING! funny I was just google mappin this and 2 cooper square is still a PARKING LOT via street view! hahah