Gut renovations started late last year at 180 Second Ave. between 11th Street and 12th Street, where the existing building is getting a complete condoplexification with the addition of two more floors.
A look inside from the sidewalk reveals the extent of the gut job... and just how much work remains...
[Photo by Steven]
The ongoing work can't be much fun for the restaurants on either side of the property — Cacio e Pepe at No. 182 and Pangea at No. 178. (Go see a show in the backroom at Pangea!)
As a reminder from previous post, here's a rendering of the condoplex in making via Ole Sondresen Architect...
And the description:
This East Village residential building is elegantly comprised of four 2 bedroom units and two 1 bedroom homes. Each unit features its own private terrace with open views down 2nd Avenue. The apartments are composed of two programmatic wooden boxes housing closets, bathrooms, and mechanicals which allows for an open loft-like feeling in the rest of the living space. The building is designed to earn LEED Platinum and Passive House certification, integrating a green roof with solar hot water panels for each residential unit. Reclaimed wood planters are incorporated into each terrace allowing lush plantings to liven the facade.
The Chicago-based Polish National Alliance was the previous owner of No. 180. The building housed the Józef Pilsudski Institute of America, which is the largest Polish-American research institution specializing in the recent history of Poland and Central Eastern Europe. (They found a new home in Greenpoint.) An LLC bought the building for $6.75 million in June 2014, per public records. The owner is listed as Robert Stern.
As for the ground-floor retail space, the Ninth Ward, the previous tenant, is expected to return.
And a p.s. from this construction zone via Vinny & O ... a Bagel Zone sign greets any salmoners...
Previously on EV Grieve:
Residential conversion underway at 180 2nd Ave.; the Ninth Ward expected to return
The renderings for the all-new 180 2nd Ave. include Leonardo DiCaprio on a Citi Bike