Thursday, November 19, 2015
Ongoing construction at condoplex on Avenue A enters the swimming pool phase
An EVG reader yesterday noted the ongoing construction in the lot off Avenue A between East 11th Street and East 12th Street that was formerly home of Mary Help of Christians.
Upon closer inspection, you can spot the new building's swimming pool going in…
Early plans for the building mentioned a possible rooftop pool. It's difficult to tell at this point where the pool will fit in compared to the rest of the residential building.
A worker said that the pool only gets to 5 feet in the deep end. Not good for diving, of course.
Through the magic of YouTube, we found one thrillseeker who successfully made the jump into a 5-foot-deep pool… (not that we recommend that the new residents of this building attempt this. But if you must, please film it and post it to YouTube.)
Jeff — you're on…
Anyway! In the works, of course, is a mixed-use building with ground-floor retail and 82 market-rate condos via developer Douglas Steiner.
Previously on EV Grieve:
New residential complex at former Mary Help of Christians lot may include rooftop swimming pool
Meet your new neighbor on Avenue A
Permits filed to demolish Mary Help of Christians church, school and rectory
Preservationists call for archeological review of former cemetery at Mary Help of Christians site
The 'senseless shocking self-destruction' of Mary Help of Christians
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Anything is better than a church. There are too many churches in the East Village. You'd think it was mediaeval Italy or something.
Our building didn't come with a pool so we set up our own. It was a kiddie pool, but a pool nonetheless. As the kids got bigger, we got a bigger pool. These days, the back area is too small for a pool the size we'd need. Alas, our pool days are over.
I looked into that pit the other day and thought "is that a swimming pool?". It will make for an awesome building drain for the next super storm.
I've lived in this neighborhood for almost 20 years and it's still hard to believe that a nearly 100 year old church and its congregation was unceremoniously swept aside to make room for this.
Oooh! A Bendy thing! We haven't seen one of those here in awhile!
super easy way to get paralyzed! some people's stupidity really astounds me
It COULD be a pool, but pools that are not on the roof are a royal pain to vent and maintain. Massive amounts of humidity tend to filter up into the apartments above, not to mention off gassing of some rather nasty (and explosive) stuff. There are "natural" methods of pool maintenance, but they're expensive. Be interesting to see what this is.
The construction is endless. They're so loud and it's so dirty.
Can anyone explain why the eastern facade of the school was "finished" in cinder block and not brick? I guess someone had their hand out, or a few people did. Such ugliness! It took them more than a year to complete that repair job and it looks like a smacked ass.
@ 6:58: People were still worshipping there when they decided to sell! You heathen! What would you have liked to see there, let me guess, another overpriced "lux" bar? You can't even spell medieval!
Actually, "mediaeval" is a correct, if archaic, spelling of "medieval". From dictionary.com:
mediaeval [mee-dee-ee-vuh l, med-ee-, mid-ee-, mid-ee-vuh l]
And I could be wrong, but I do believe Anon. 6:58 was trying to be sarcastic?
Hey Gojira, thanks for the bitch-slap. I should be shamed for not knowing the archaic spelling, as I am an editor. Thanks for keeping it real. I love your comments.
Oh no, no bitch-slap intended, Anon.6:32! It's an obscure spelling, particularly favored by the Victorians, for whatever reason, and the main reason I know it is because I majored in medieval/mediaeval studies in college. And BTW, thanks for the compliments!
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