Hell Building Update: Hotel Indigo on Orchard Reaches 6 Stories

Posted on: August 13th, 2013 at 6:00 am by
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It wouldn’t be proper if we didn’t include another semi-regular report on the status of the Orchard Hell Building. Last time we visited 180 Orchard Street, DOB permits had just been filed to raze the half-assed structure to rubble and rebuild anew. Brokk 260 remote-controlled toys were already employed by the demolition crew. The takedown was quick.

Now here we are seven months later, and the future Hotel Indigo is already rising above its neighbors, reaching a height of roughly six stories. And it’s moving fast; well, not counting the previous seven years of squalor…

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Construction pace has really turned a corner in recent weeks, with bendy cranes and truck conventions a constant sight. A few days ago, the sidewalk bridge was realigned to allow for easier pedestrian access.

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Once complete, the Hotel Indigo at 180 Orchard will top out at some 24 floors. Targeted date for this muthafuckin monsta is sometime in 2014. Say goodbye to the sun. And what remains of Hell Square, for that matter.

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[Photo: Brack Capital]

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