More Demolition Work at 185-191 Bowery Hotel Site
Here we are again at the northeast corner of Bowery and Delancey, where demolition creeps forward at a snail’s pace for the eventual arrival of another out-of-context hotel. The 90,000 square-foot “budget” CitizenM hotel. The whole situation is like knowing the ending of a really terrible movie, but are stuck in the corner theater seat for almost three…err…years.
In mid-January, a new exoskeleton was affixed to the collective facade of 185-191 Bowery in preparation for the imminent demolition. While that hasn’t quite happened yet, we’ve been noticing quite a bit of activity in each of the buildings of late. Shutters are hoisted, showing the musty windows and cluttered storefronts; doors are often propped open. But more telltale signs of progress arrived early this week with a temporary sidewalk dumpster. Gearing up for the main event.
That’s not all. Boogie reader MBFC sent along the following photo showing that the windows of 187 Bowery were just stripped.
Wonder how the rapidly-aging (and strained) Bowery infrastructure will handle a hotel of this magnitude. Seriously, remember the water main breakage last month?