Saturday, October 24, 2020

So long to the tower crane at the tech hub

That's all for the tower crane that has been part of our 14th Street skyline this past year... workers are now removing the structure at 124 E. 14th St., aka Zero Irving (and formerly the Union Square Tech Training Center and 14 @ Irving ... and tech hub 4ever!) 

The project's superstructure contractor started removing the tower crane earlier this week. The full dismantling is happening today (Saturday!).

Expect a full day of activity (bring a picnic!) with partial lane closures on 14th Street. Here's a look at the activity as of 8:35 a.m. ...
Workers recently reached the top of the 21-23 story building here at Irving Place.

And the usual summation...

Zero Irving, developed jointly by the city’s Economic Development Corp. and RAL Development Services, will feature 14 floors of market-rate office space as well as "a technology training center and incubator, co-working spaces and state-of-the-art event space ... on the seven floors beneath," per the Zero Irving announcement issued last October. Food-hall specialists Urban­Space officially signed the lease for 10,000 square feet on the ground level last month.

The new building — long contested by local preservationists and community groups — sits on the former site of a P.C. Richard & Son on city-owned property.

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