Facade Peeling Worsens at 290 Mulberry

Posted on: August 30th, 2011 at 6:18 am by

In the wake of Hurricane Irene, the noticeably vulnerable facade of 290 Mulberry Street continues its downward demise in plain sight. All that rain and wind definitely didn’t help matters, as new pockets of peeling have since bubbled at the surface. For those keeping score at home, there are now ten bare spots on the eastern exposure of the building.

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SHoP Architects’ 290 Mulberry last made headlines when the “90%-complete” property was listed on the chopping block for a cool $25 million back in March. Otherwise, this undulating twelve-story brick building really hasn’t seen too much action since a colorful light show on the upper floors entertained the neighborhood two years ago November.

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Also, the heavy weather battered the splintered perimeter plywood.  It’s basically caving into the ground level as we speak.

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