Karl Fischer’s 255 Bowery Shows Its Skin for the First Time in 3 Years

Posted on: July 24th, 2014 at 6:03 am by
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Well, what have we here?

Three years on, we finally have a view of Hot Karl’s steaming seven-story pile on the Bowery. The finger building at 255 Bowery was cloaked in a shroud of bars and netting for what seemed an eternity. That all changed on Monday. Yet while the facade is now fully visible, it’s certainly not completed.

The current project is a condo conversion, swapping a commercially-zoned property for four glitzy residential units alongside two floors for business.

Nothing is left of the original structure, though, which previously housed the Cannon restaurant supply company on the ground level. Demolition didn’t appear part of the initial plans, but here we are nonetheless.

It was June 2011 when we first learned about the condo conversion of 255 Bowery. Developer Shaky Cohen purchased the property for $5.5 million and commissioned Karl Fischer as designer. The required zoning change was granted by the Department of Buildings a year later.

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The Bowery, July 2011

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