Friday, April 26, 2019
Explosion-site condoplex rising quickly
[Updated the photos — these are from today]
Work is moving at a brisk pace at 119 Second Ave. at Seventh Street, where a seven-floor Morris Adjmi-designed residential building with 21 condo units and ground-floor retail is quickly rising on the lot.
This week the building made its first appearance above street level...
The plywood only arrived in late January ... with the excavation starting several weeks later.
Compare this pace with that of, say, 11 Avenue C, where, after two-plus years, workers have only just finished the foundation.
Three buildings, 119, 121 and 123 Second Ave., were destroyed on this corner during the deadly gas explosion on March 26, 2015.
The new building will include a commemorative plaque that honors the two men who died that day — Nicholas Figueroa and Moises Locón.
This previous post has more details about what has happened here to date.
[Rendering via Morris Adjmi]
Previously on EV Grieve:
Remembering Nicholas and Moises: the Figueroa family marks the 4-year anniversary of the 2nd Avenue gas explosion
LPC OKs condoplex for gas explosion site on 2nd Avenue and 7th Street