2 Allen Street Getting Glassed

Posted on: June 16th, 2011 at 6:40 am by

Already at its apex of seven stories, 2 Allen Street is now sporting some downtown definition beneath those garments of pinstriped netting and scaffolding. Indeed, the new corner building, under construction since the summer of 2009, is currently receiving its requisite facade of glass panes.

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After analyzing the thumbnail renderings plastered across the worksite plywood, it appears that 2 Allen Street is becoming another soulless glass box.  Once complete, the new luxury structure will apparently cater to the business set with commercial condos, not residential as previously reported by the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center. At least according to all the leasing signs hanging from the building.  Kin Yu Realty is the exclusive broker for the property, which is now shopping stores and offices between 200 and 5,000 square-feet.

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Jung Wor Chin is the architect of the new 2 Allen, the same dude behind the Gertel’s-killing monstrosity at 55 Hester. Judging by current progress, it might actually finish earlier than the spring 2012 target. We won’t be holding our breath, though.

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