Thursday, November 15, 2018

The boutique office building replacing the Sunshine Cinema will be 'unbounded by walls' with an outdoor space called Houston Alley

[Photo of the Sunshine from the other evening]

The former Sunshine Cinema remains in place at 143 E. Houston St. awaiting demolition to make way for a 9-story boutique office complex with a retail component.

East End Capital and K Property Group, who bought the building for $31.5 million in the spring of 2017, have launched a website marketing the spaces. (City Reality first reported on the new website on Tuesday.)

Here's the building's "redefined vision" ...

From acclaimed architect Roger Ferris, the only new development of its type on the Lower East Side, 141 East Houston is a new frame for viewing the neighborhood. Column-free and unbounded by walls, it reinterprets the area through a bold geometric perimeter of cladding and glass. State-of-the-art workspaces and private terraces reframe expectations, while a well-connected location recasts perspectives.

With its glass frame and dynamic courtyard running the length of its eastern side, doubling as a second facade, 141 East Houston challenges the distinction between indoors and out.

The ground-floor space along Houston Street will include outdoor seating in "Houston Alley" ...

As City Realty noted, the new building, which is still awaiting for the city's approval, "couldn’t be further removed from the community or its surroundings."

The five-screen Sunshine Cinema here between Eldridge and Forsyth closed on Jan. 21 after a 17-year run.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Discarded theater seats and goodbyes at the Sunshine Cinema

The 9-story boutique office building coming to the former Sunshine Cinema space

A celebratory ad on the purchase of 139 E. Houston St., current home of the Sunshine Cinema


Gojira said...

The only expectation I have, reframed or not, is that this lovely, unique building is going to be torn down to make way for a totally hideous eyesore that will have no connection to the area or the people who actually live here.

Anonymous said...

The rendering shows the courtyard on the western side