Friday, March 13, 2009
More pics from my Cooper Square/Bowery trip yesterday. Today's focus, 2 Cooper Square, a 15 story, 155,000 square foot residential and retail development with 156 units planned.
The foundation is in, rebar is hurtling slowing skyward, and there are actual people receiving paychecks working on the site. The half of the sign which hasn't been ripped off the wall shows a partial rendering and a proclamation of "Coming 2009". Okay, that won't happen, but at least people will have work for a while. Love the LLC listed on the signwith the optimistic name 'To Better Days, LLC". Now that's the spirit!I'm not sure why the contractor calls himself "10th Avenue Freeze Out", but I have to assume that he is a Springsteen fan, from Jersey, or both. At least it's a peppy tune!
All things considered, the rendering looks nice- a good old fashioned (looking) red bricker with double hung windows! As of the last update it was to be a rental building, completion date is anybody's guess.