Spring Cleaning at the Orchard Hell Building

Posted on: March 19th, 2010 at 6:33 am by

In response to a reader comment regarding the Orchard Hell Building in yesterday’s Nabe News, we walked over to the stalled development to gauge the most recent progress.  If you can call it that.

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Onsite, a pair of workers armed with wheelbarrows, shovels, and hard hats was clearing the expansive ground floor of scattered debris.  Spring cleaning, if you will.  The dumpster sitting curbside on the Orchard Street front was full of junk – splintered furniture, street art, cinderblocks, and even a dried-out Christmas tree.

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The future remains uncertain for 180 Orchard Street.  Despite being conceived as a towering boutique hotel, developers recently changed their tune, and are instead interested in a residential-only complex.  But the DOB is torn on how to proceed.  Regardless of the eventual outcome, though, a finished product is undoubtedly in the distant future.

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Curbed has this handy-dandy timeline of the site, now six years in the making.

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