Monday, April 26, 2021

Glass acts: Zero Irving gets its rooftop Sky Lounge

Here's our first look at 124 E. 14th St., aka Zero Irving (and formerly the Union Square Tech Training Center and 14 @ Irving ... and tech hub) since the start of the year.

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."

Roofing membrane!
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.

1 comment:

Brian said...

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.