Thursday, September 16, 2010

On Lower Fifth: New School Still Coming Down, 61 Fifth Gets Foundation

The New, New School

On close inspection, the demo of the New School on the lot between 13th and 14th on Fifth Avenue looks like it may be reusing the five stories of steel framework and moving up from there. Not the case. Workers are shoring up nearby buildings which is why the old building is coming down in a slow, methodical fashion.
New School Funky Fresh Renderings (AFB 3/10)

61 Fifth Avenue

(l) foundation of 61 Fifth, (r) rendering, Alta Indelman via Curbed

The former Schrafft's Ice Cream Parlor site on the southeast corner of 13th and Fifth is also active. Rebar from the foundation is emerging above the fence line, so looks like the impressive 10 story project is well on its way.
Former Schrafft's Building Set For Demo (AFB 9/09)
More renderings, etc...from my friends at Curbed

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