Showing posts with label 360 Bowery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 360 Bowery. Show all posts

Monday, January 23, 2023

The 21-story building that replaced B Bar & Grill begins its ascent on the Bowery

Since our last update at the start of the year, the framework for the first level of the future 21-story office building has made its debut on the SW corner of Fourth Street and the Bowery.

As we've been reporting, the 110,000-square-foot building — with ground-floor retail — is at the site of the former B Bar & Grill (1994-2020).

And before you know it, this will be here at the new address — 360 Bowery... 
Here's more about the project via the website of architect Morris Adjmi:
360 Bowery is a contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional glass office tower. Standing taller than most nearby structures, the new commercial building's tiered volume subtly twists, drawing reference to the different scales within its historic urban-industrial context while also responding to the neighborhood’s newer additions.
And!

Designed to maximize views, 360 Bowery's façade is essentially a field of openings. The custom-built, high-performance unitized curtain wall system features dark gray painted aluminum frames and blush-colored GFRC spandrel panels in a fluted pattern that gets tighter as it moves up the building. Single-pane windows, measuring roughly 5’x10’, are inset within 10” metal fins. These deep, dark frames add a layer of shadows, further articulating the façade. As a lighter counterpoint, the building's corners are open and airy with a structural joint hidden behind the glass.

Terraces are also a defining feature of the tower. While the building's massing was largely influenced by zoning restrictions, the tiered volumes create opportunities for ample outdoor amenity space with views north and east, looking out over the Bowery and onto one of New York City’s most dynamic neighborhoods.

As previously reported, CB Developers paid $59.5 million for a stake in 358-360 Bowery, a gas station before its conversion into the bar-restaurant. B Bar owner Eric Goode, who owns a handful of hotels, including the Bowery Hotel across the way, assembled air rights to build the more extensive development on this corner space. 

As for the B Bar, the one-time hot spot (circa the mid-1990s) was expected to close for good in August 2020. However, the place never reopened after the PAUSE in March 2020.

We first reported on this project in January 2021. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

4 East Village development sites to watch in 2023

As we start 2023, here's a look at four East Village developments that we've been keeping tabs on...

• 1 St Mark's Place 

A 10-story office building with ground floor retail is in the foundation stages at 1 St. Mark's Place and Third Avenue (see above). Find more background here.
• 360 Bowery 

Foundation work continues on the 21-floor office building coming to 360 Bowery at Fourth Street — the corner space that once housed the B-Bar & Grill. Find more background here.
• 42-46 Second Ave. 

An 11-floor mixed-use building is planned for this former three-building parcel on Second Avenue between Second Street and Third Street. Work hasn't commenced on the lot just yet. Find more background here.
• 280 E. Houston St. 

An 11-floor residential building with ground floor retails is now slated for 280 E. Houston St. between Avenue A and Avenue B. Workers have been spotted on the property in recent weeks. Find more background here.

Monday, June 13, 2022

The all-new 360 Bowery is in the piledriving and jackhammering phase

Foundation work is underway on the 21-floor office building coming to 360 Bowery at Fourth Street. 

This means, in recent days, that workers are jackhammering away at the base of the previous tenant, B Bar & Grill... there's some piledriving happening too...
The B Bar (b 1994) never reopened after the PAUSE in March 2020. Our previous posts have more background on this Midtown-friendly development via Bowery Hotel owner Eric Goode. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Wednesday's parting shots

A new roller by MQ on the site of the former B Bar & Grill on the Bowery and Fourth Street...
If this stays up, then the art will eventually be entombed behind the 21-floor office building slated for this property...

Monday, April 18, 2022

Former B Bar & Grill cleared from the Bowery

That's all for the former B Bar & Grill on Fourth Street and the Bowery ... as the demolition, which started late last year, wraps up here on the SW corner.

The photo here is at the former entrance to the one-time hotspot (dating to the mid-1990s)...
And next UP: a 21-floor office building. We got a first look at the Midtown-friendly monstrosity here.

Monday, March 28, 2022

Bracing for new construction at the former B Bar & Grill space on the Bowery

Demolition continues over at the former B Bar & Grill space on the Bowery at Fourth Street.

This past week, steel braces arrived on the wall adjacent to the property — 356 Bowery...
Not sure if these are to support the adjacent building during the demo or if they are part of the foundation for the incoming 21-story office building slated for the former restaurant space.

The B Bar (b 1994) never reopened after the PAUSE in March 2020. Our previous posts have more background on this development via Bowery Hotel owner Eric Goode. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Demolition watch: B Bar & Grill edition

There seems to be a lot of interest in the ongoing demolition of the former B Bar & Grill space on the SW corner of Fourth Street at the Bowery. 

We hear from people who are either a) sad to see the onetime hotspot in such a state or b) happy to see the onetime hotspot and early 1990s Bowery gentrifier going down. 

Either way, here's a look at the demolition about a month in (and NOT sponsored by Boss or Pinko) ...
... and through the blogger portals...
And next UP: a 21-floor office building. We got a first look at the Midtown-friendly monstrosity here.

Thursday, February 3, 2022

A look at the B Bar & Grill demolition on the Bowery

The demolition of the former B Bar & Grill space on the SW corner of Fourth Street at the Bowery continues.

EVG reader Robert Miner shared these photos, showing that workers have mostly wiped out the former outdoor courtyard (and Taco Bar!) ...
All this is happening to make way for a 21-floor office building on the property. (We got a first look at the Midtown-friendly monstrosity here.) 

As for the B Bar, the one-time hot spot (circa the mid-1990s) was expected to close for good in August 2020. However, the place never reopened after the PAUSE in March 2020. 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Behold the 21-floor office building that's replacing the B Bar & Grill on the Bowery

In the months ahead, the SW corner of the Bowery and Fourth Street will be transformed from the one-level former B Bar & Grill to a 21-floor office building, as we've been reporting the past year. 

We just got the first look at the building coming soon... BRACE!
Here's more about the project via the website of architect Morris Adjmi:
360 Bowery is a contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional glass office tower. Standing taller than most nearby structures, the new commercial building's tiered volume subtly twists, drawing reference to the different scales within its historic urban-industrial context while also responding to the neighborhood’s newer additions.
And!

Designed to maximize views, 360 Bowery's façade is essentially a field of openings. The custom-built, high-performance unitized curtain wall system features dark gray painted aluminum frames and blush-colored GFRC spandrel panels in a fluted pattern that gets tighter as it moves up the building. Single-pane windows, measuring roughly 5’x10’, are inset within 10” metal fins. These deep, dark frames add a layer of shadows, further articulating the façade. As a lighter counterpoint, the building's corners are open and airy with a structural joint hidden behind the glass.

Terraces are also a defining feature of the tower. While the building's massing was largely influenced by zoning restrictions, the tiered volumes create opportunities for ample outdoor amenity space with views north and east, looking out over the Bowery and onto one of New York City’s most dynamic neighborhoods.

Leasing is underway, and there's an ambitious availability starting in the spring of 2023. 

As previously reported, CB Developers paid $59.5 million for a stake in 358-360 Bowery, a gas station before its conversion into the bar-restaurant. B Bar owner Eric Goode, who owns a handful of hotels, including the Bowery Hotel across the way, assembled air rights to build the more extensive development on this corner space. 

As for the B Bar, the one-time hot spot (circa the mid-1990s) was expected to close for good in August 2020. However, the place never reopened after the PAUSE in March 2020.

We first reported on this project in January 2021. 


Monday, January 24, 2022

2022 corner watch: 360 Bowery

Here's another corner development to watch in 2022. 

We've written a lot of what's coming to the former B Bar & Grill space on the SW corner of Fourth Street at the Bowery. 

In early December, workers prepped the one-level structure for demolition. This past week, the six honey locust trees were removed from the former restaurant's courtyard. It's not known if they were chopped down or, possibly, transplanted. (An EVG reader had called 311 about the trees.)

A recap to date...

As we first reported in January 2021, permits were filed for a 21-floor mixed-use development — a 283-foot-tall office building. (For comparison, the Standard East Village, a block to the north, is 21 floors.) The city approved the permits on Nov. 16, per public records.

According to plans, the well-employed architect Morris Adjmi's building will encompass 98,799 square feet, with 26,000 square feet set aside as an unspecified community facility. 

CB Developers paid $59.5 million for a stake in 358-360 Bowery, a gas station before its conversion into the bar-restaurant. B Bar owner Eric Goode, who owns a handful of hotels, including the Bowery Hotel across the way, assembled air rights to build the more extensive development on this corner space. 

As for the B Bar, the one-time hot spot (circa the mid-1990s) was expected to close for good in August 2020. However, the place never reopened after the PAUSE in March 2020. On April 3, 2020, nearly 70 B Bar employees were laid off without any extension of benefits or offer of severance pay.

In the weeks ahead, look for the full demolition of the building... and the ascent of the new development. 


Monday, December 6, 2021

Preparing the former B Bar & Grill for demolition on the Bowery

Plywood now surrounds the former B Bar & Grill on the Bowery at Fourth Street... signaling that the demolition of the one-level structure is likely imminent... 
As we first reported in January, permits were filed for a 21-floor mixed-use development — a 283-foot-tall office building. (For comparison, the Standard East Village, a block to the north, is 21 floors.) The city approved the permits on Nov. 16, per public records.

According to plans, the well-employed architect Morris Adjmi's building will encompass 98,799 square feet, with 26,000 square feet set aside as an unspecified community facility. 

As pointed out here in August, a billboard for the new building looms over the doomed property (right below the "Licorice Pizza" spot)... 
Meanwhile, here's a look through the blogger portal on the plywood...
CB Developers paid $59.5 million for a stake in 358-360 Bowery, a gas station before its conversion into the bar-restaurant. B Bar owner Eric Goode, who owns a handful of hotels, including the Bowery Hotel across the way, assembled air rights to build the more extensive development on this corner space. 

As for the B Bar, the one-time hot spot (circa the mid-1990s) was expected to close for good in August 2020. However, the place never reopened after the PAUSE in March 2020. On April 3, 2020, nearly 70 B Bar employees were laid off without any extension of benefits or offer of severance pay.


Monday, August 2, 2021

First sign of the B Bar & Grill-replacing 21-story office building on the Bowery

A banner ad for the new 21-story office building coming to the southwest corner of the Bowery at Fourth Street now looms over the space it's replacing — the former B Bar & Grill.

The ad, titled "A Singular Experience," touts the "limited collection of full-floor office suites" ...
There's also a teaser site for the building, which will use 360 Bowery as its address. Per the site, with a Midtown-looking rendering, occupancy is expected in the spring of 2023...
Included is info about potential tenants in the ground-floor retail spaces:
Permitted uses in M1-5B (Includes Wholesale, Light Manufacturing, Bicycle Rental and Repair, Clothing Rental Establishment, Public Auction, Room & House of Worship). No UG6 retail, office, or restaurants.
As we first reported in January, permits were filed for a 21-floor mixed-use development — a 283-foot-tall office building. (For a comparison, the Standard East Village a block to the north is 21 floors.) 

According to the proposed plan, the well-employed architect Morris Adjmi's building will encompass 98,799 square feet, with 26,000 square feet set aside for use as an unspecified community facility. 

CB Developers paid $59.5 million for a stake in 358-360 Bowery, previously a gas station before its conversion into the bar-restaurant. B Bar owner Eric Goode, who owns a handful of hotels, including the Bowery Hotel across the way, assembled air rights to build the larger development on this corner space. 

As for the B Bar, the one-time hot spot (circa the mid-1990s) was expected to close for good last August. However, the bar-restaurant never reopened after the PAUSE in March 2020. On April 3, 2020, nearly 70 B Bar employees were laid off without any extension of benefits or offer of severance pay.

Permits are on file now to demolish the single-level structure on the corner. This will be the second office building to rise along this corridor... joining the 10-floor structure in the works on Third Avenue at St. Mark's Place.

It will be interesting to see how the developers position this office space for a post-pandemic world. As WNYC/Gothamist recently reported, "Across Manhattan, office buildings are still suffering from a glut of available space more than a year after the pandemic sent workers home and shut down most leasing activity."