Scaffolding Arrives at Orchard Hell Building

Posted on: January 4th, 2013 at 6:33 am by

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The Orchard Hell Building is entering a new stage of development. Indeed, for the first time in a long time, there is again scaffolding at 180 Orchard Street. Spanning nearly half the block including the under-renovation SKInNY, the recent arrival is a simple prelude of further action at this long-delayed project site.

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This latest round of activity jumpstarted soon after the the stop-work order for “unsafe demolition” on the second floor was rescinded. The violation had been levied on December 17 upon reports that concrete debris was “shooting” off the premises. We can certainly vouch for that, having noticed the jackhammer vehicle parked up top.

Either way, there are more construction workers onsite these days than in the last six years combined. Get ready for over twenty stories of glassworks. Hotel Indigo, here we go…

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