EVG regular Pinch pointed out that the 21-story building is all glassed up these days. And it looks like that tenant-only rooftop Sky Lounge is coming together.
Here's what the latest Zero Irving e-newsletter has to say: "Bulkhead permanent roofing installation for the roofing membrane work is ongoing. Layout for drilling for connections and installation of perforated steel panels is ongoing."
A February article in Fortune included Zero Irving in a piece on "what the COVID-safe skyscraper will look like." Per the article:
The building is equipped with state-of-the-art touchless technology that will allow tenants to enter the building using an app on their phones. The app will open the building’s electric revolving doors, get tenants through security turnstiles automatically, and arrive at their floor through elevators equipped with destination dispatch — all without touching a thing.
Zero Irving is expected to open later this year.
And some of the background on the project...
The building, 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 late last summer.
The new building — long contested by local preservationists and community groups (see links below) — sits on the former site of a P.C. Richard & Son on city-owned property.
Previously on EV Grieve:
• Behold Civic Hall, the high-tech future of Union Square — and NYC
• Speaking out against a 'Silicon Alley' in this neighborhood
• City Council unanimously approves tech hub; some disappointment in lack of zoning protections
• The conversation continues on the now-approved tech hub for 14th Street
That block is Midtown South South. Just too much skyscrape modern for the Village and Irving Street/Gramercy Park. That top photo with the street totally in shadows just shows how overdone it is.
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