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The Orchard Hell Building (aka ‘Indigo LES’) Will Have a 13th Floor Pool Bar and Exploit Lee Quinones

Last modified May 28, 2014 at 9:15 am

The notorious Orchard Hell Building, soon to be rechristened “Indigo LES,” is described thusly by its architect, the Stephen B. Jacobs Group: “The proportions and materials of the brick base of the building respond to the existing context, while the contemporary metal-clad and glass tower above is a beacon in this rapidly changing neighborhood.” More […]

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Orchard Hell Building Reveals Fancy Brick Facade

Posted March 27, 2014 at 6:08 am

Now fully erect at 23 stories, the decade-in-the-making Orchard Hell Building is exposing itself in another fashion. By stripping down to its skinny bricks. No more fishnets for this Lower East Side player. Hotel Indigo means business. We ambled past the shadowcasting hulk the other day and noticed that a large section of the completed Orchard […]

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Orchard Hell Building Capped After 10 Years in Development

Posted March 10, 2014 at 5:38 am

The Orchard Hell Building is all growns up; it reached a rather significant milestone last Friday afternoon. After a breakneck final stretch of construction, the future Hotel Indigo is now capped and carrying the requisite flags of various nationalities. And there it sits, intimidating with its skyline-busting twenty-three stories, and further contributing to the claustrophobia of […]

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Atop the Orchard Hell Building in Sub-Freezing Conditions

Posted January 24, 2014 at 9:04 am

Neither fierce winds, snows, nor hypothermic temperatures are keeping contractors from completing the Orchard Hell Building. It ain’t gonna build itself. There are a few bundled-up workers toiling in the early mornings (alas), hammering away roughly twenty stories in the air, yet somehow not freezing to death. We shot these photos yesterday morning when the […]

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Orchard Hell Building Slapped with Stop Work Order Thanks to Falling Debris Onto Ludlow

Posted January 10, 2014 at 5:23 am

With a decade of constant headaches and aggravation under its collective waistband, 180 Orchard Street isn’t called the Hell Building for nothing. The monstrous 22ish-story structure, imminently to become the latest in the Hotel Indigo franchise, again lived up to its name earlier this week, nearly injuring someone in the process. We’ll explain. According to […]

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Orchard Hell Building Construction Busts Open Sewer Grate on Orchard Street

Last modified November 8, 2013 at 8:01 am

Lost in the ongoing coverage of the swiftly rising Orchard Hell Building is the dangerous foot trap at the northwest corner of Orchard and Stanton. Thanks to the never-ending ebb and flow of construction vehicles on the block, the sewer grate outside Rosario’s Pizza has been compromised. Neighbors, including activist-photographer Clayton Patterson, maintain that trucks […]

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Neighbors Uneasy as Orchard Hell Building (Hotel Indigo) Grows to 14 Stories

Posted November 4, 2013 at 6:07 am

Just as locals had maybe started to stomach the skyline status quo of Hell Square, this fuckin’ happened. The Orchard Hell Building is now well above the corniced canopy of its surroundings, having already reached a height of roughly fourteen stories. Once fleeced of its negative nickname, the 22-story skyscraper will become the latest outpost […]

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Orchard Hell Building Achieves Skyline Status on the LES

Posted September 16, 2013 at 10:00 am

It’s official. The Orchard Hell Building has now joined the ranks of the new Lower East Side Skyline. And it’s totally late to this party, despite being one of the first out of the gate in 2004 (if you count the demolition). As of this week, however, the future Hotel Indigo at 180 Orchard Street is […]

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Hell Building Update: Hotel Indigo on Orchard Reaches 6 Stories

Posted August 13, 2013 at 6:00 am

It wouldn’t be proper if we didn’t include another semi-regular report on the status of the Orchard Hell Building.

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Ye Olde Orchard Hell Building Being Demolished for Hotel Indigo

Posted January 31, 2013 at 6:09 am

At the moment, a good third of the rumored “faulty concrete” from years past has been reduced to an assorted mid-block mess.

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