Mulberry House Sheds Plywood, Fixing Peeling Facade

Posted on: February 20th, 2013 at 9:18 am by

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The recently rechristened Mulberry House, once referred to as New York’s saddest starchitecture, is back on track after yet another months-long derailment. And it appears as though the neglected exterior is finally receiving some long-overdue attention after better than two years of peeling. Pulley carriage and other rooftop construction components were installed atop 290 Mulberry within the last few weeks.

On street level, meanwhile, the plywood was finally carted away, leaving behind a shiny glass cornershop. Any guesses as to what will probably move in here? Our money is on another effin boutique.

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The official website for Mulberry House is in dire need of a refresh, though, as it still touts a “summer 2012″ lease date. Karass Development purchased the ailing development last year, and converted the condo residences to high-end rentals.

We are now five years into this project. And the meter is still running…

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