Thursday, March 20, 2014
East Second Street rooftop addition going for that shipping container look?
A few of us have been keeping an eye on the progress at 80 E. Second St., where there are city-approved plans to add two floors to the existing 4-floor building just west of First Avenue.
Here's a shot from last December, showing a few measly beams…
[Photo via EVG reader Spike]
And, well, now…
[Photo via EVG reader B H]
Hmm, OK. Not sure what to make of this addition so far. The permits say "To enlarge the existing 4 story to a 6 story, 5 family dwelling." Is the two-floor addition then just for one residence? No clue as to what's shaping up here on the website of the architect, Damir Dan Sehic of C3D Architects PLLC.
In any event, the bar has been set pretty high on East Second Street for rooftop homes. Directly across the street is the penthouse featuring the deck, lawn and 4-foot-deep resistance pool.
Posted by Grieve at 5:20 AM
Labels: 80 E. Second St.
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How is this affront to the eyes even legal?
Originally it was a pile of bricks and a blue tarp on the roof for about a year before the beams went in. Bricks continually fell into the Marble Cemetery. I can't 100% confirm it, but I believe they switched architects shortly after seeing Mark Wahlberg's Contraband movie, then decided to go full shipping container motif.
It's blocking my view of the crazy pigeon lady's 1st Avenue back window, as well as the Village View apartments, so I'm not too happy.
Do wealthy people really want a 5-6 story walk up apartment? Are those new age fire escapes? Maybe there is still a chance the windows will align with the rest of the building's and a material like brick will be used for the facade instead of what appears to be a giant AC unit now.
I live on the other side of the Marble Cemetery and it blocks my afternoon light in winter. I think they threw it up because East 2nd street is getting landmarked and they wanted their extra floors grandfathered before it became impossible to build anything new.
@ Gojira- Don't look up! Stay glued to your phone screen hahaha! But yeah it's shite.
Sorry, Makeout, I don't have a Smartphone, I prefer to keep my eyes fixed on the street and my fellow New Yorkers so I don't crash into anything!
I'm on 3rd and have been watching this for the past year. From what I hear and see it's going to be a single dwelling.
Someone told me that the design is an exception to the landmark status of both the street and the building - either the owner was given it or something else.
Spike, I love that you know the crazy First Avenue pigeon lady! She is a mystery and enigma that I have been obsessed with for awhile. The fact she lets the pigeons into her windows - amazing.
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East Village 'Midtown South?'I live adjacent to this new monster addition to what once was a lovely view of homes of the past.Boy,are my eyes sore!Was at the soon to be closed Clinton street hardware store,they are yet another victim of soon to be luxury hi rise no infinity.When I moved to the EV back in 1981,I took an apartment facing the Marble Cemtary knowing that in my lifetime I would always have a beautiful view.Boy,am I glad but feel sooo sorry for people that have lost their sunlight and all important air.I have been a real estate agent since 1987 and HATE what is going on with the buildings and prices.
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