Monday, August 30, 2021

FULL glass reveal at this incoming Lower East Side boutique office building

Here's a view of the newly revealed floor-to-ceiling glass wall at 141 E. Houston St. 

Completion of the 9-story, 65,000-square-foot office building between Eldridge and Forsyth is slated for the fourth quarter of 2021, per the 141 website. (Not too far off from the Summer 2021 date on the plywood rendering.)
Our previous post (here!) on No. 141 has more details about what's been happening here to date at the site of the former Sunshine Cinema (RIP January 2018).


creature said...

Such a shame.

noble neolani said...

Once again architectural Moderism has show how void of inspiration and ideas it really has.

Anonymous said...


XTC said...

Great looking building. Minimal modern. Glad they didn't try to junk it it up with any ornamentation.

Anonymous said...

I walked by the other day and noted the hulking mass of sharp edges and not much else. The people in the building to the west must really enjoy those giant floor-to-ceiling windows that now jut out towards the street in view of their apartments. What a waste. This was never necessary.

Anonymous said...

Little boxes on the hillside
Little boxes made of ticky tacky
Little boxes on the hillside
Little boxes all the same

There's a pink one and a green one
And a blue one and a yellow one
And they're all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same

And the people in the houses
All went to the university
Where they were put in boxes
And they came out all the same

And there's doctors and lawyers
And business executives
And they're all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same

....Malvina Reynolds

Ronnie said...

I still miss going to the Sunshine Theater regularly and you could freely bring in a knish from Schimmel’s

Anonymous said...

A bland wildly out of context glass box whose only reason to exist is developer profit.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, the definition of "boutique" sure must have changed.

Sarah said...

Ugh. I hope the tenement residents on either side stare into those jutting windows in the morning while drinking their coffee in their bathrobes and make the worker bees uncomfortable.

If there ARE any worker bees...any news on incoming office tenants?

JW said...

I mean it is what it is.. we’re not in 1905 and this is the urban contemporary look around the globe. Honestly I’d have this over any of those shit suburban looking apartment building they put up in the 80s/90s/00s (eg. 85 Avenue A)

Anonymous said...

From the FY School of Architecture ...