Angel Orensanz Center Could Reopen Next Week Following Structural Repairs

Posted on: April 9th, 2014 at 10:00 am by
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The Angel Orensanz Center could potentially reopen as early as next week. That’s according to the eponymous owner and foundation director who said that plans are already underway to remedy the cracked supports which made international headlines on March 31. No one was hurt in the incident, which occurred during the spring gala for the Soho Rep.

Repair work on the eight-foot, load-bearing beams is allegedly planned for next Monday and Tuesday at a cost of roughly $3,000.

No permits are yet on file with the DOB, but that will probably change pretty soon. Meanwhile, the full vacate order is still posted to the front doors of 172 Norfolk, golden seal and all.

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The Angel Orensanz Center is a landmark, built in 1849 to house the Reform congregation of Anshe Chesed (“People of Kindness”). It was designated as such in 1987, a year after Spanish artist Angel Orensanz purchased the property. Before that acquisition and subsequent restoration, the building had been abandoned.

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