Progress Report: 103 Orchard Street Renovations

Posted on: August 19th, 2010 at 6:12 am by

The southwest corner of Orchard and Delancey Street is a beautiful mess.  Partitions are exposed, wires and splintered planks dangle from the ceiling, and elements of the old are poking through. This is the current state of 103 Orchard Street, now amidst a high-profile conversion into the new visitors center for the Tenement Museum. Once complete, it will house education space and an auditorium spread across three floors.

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And now the museum has a photo update of onsite progress. We are told that crews are busy digging out the basement level right now, apparently where restrooms, lockers, and staff offices will be located. Moreover, construction workers are uncovering all sorts of small artifacts – little bottles, pottery shards, etc. – while digging through the dirt.

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Completion date seems to be on track for a late winter (Jan 2011) opening.

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[Photo Credits: Penny King, Courtesy of Tenement Museum]

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