Progress Update: Allen Street Hotel at 139 Orchard

Posted on: November 11th, 2010 at 6:38 am by

You may want to find someplace to sit before continuing.  Okay, good.  As if Orchard Street above Delancey wasn’t already in dire straits, what with stalled projects, towering hotels, a so-called Hell Building, and scattered demolition work, we now have more intel on the swiftly-rising structure at 139 Orchard (aka 138 Allen Street). Guess the jumpstarted construction wasn’t a fluke after all.

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We knew it was a hotel, but didn’t realize the enormity of the project. With its foundation already set before the 2008 zoning took hold, 139 Orchard is on course for a 16-story payload. And so far, about five stories have been built. Casino Concrete, which was responsible for the excavation and foundation work, indicates on their website that the tentatively-titled Allen Street Hotel is brought to you by architect Edward Mills & Associates.

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[Photo Credit: AIANY]

Further digging reveals that the hotel encompasses 49,000 square-feet, and will reportedly include 80 rooms and a restaurant (natch).  Based on the above rendering, the new tower appears to be the long lost twin of the Hotel on Rivington, which is just a stone’s throw away.

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Meanwhile, more heavy-duty scaffolding has already arrived onsite to prepare for the big push.

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