145 Ludlow Street Shows Itself After 2 Years Under Wraps

Posted on: September 2nd, 2015 at 5:18 am by
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With cranes, utility vehicles, pockmarked roads, and heavy clanking noise, Hell Square truly is living up to its name. Luckily, however, each of the foot-dragging developments in the vicinity are finally starting to wrap construction. Notably the Orchard Hell Building (i.e. Hotel Indigo) and, as of this week, the long-forgotten 145 Ludlow Street.

You’ll recall that this address has been undergoing conversion from vacant lot to luxury dwelling since the winter of 2013. Six stories tall, at that, with eight luxury rental units – including a penthouse duplex – and 1,950 square-feet of retail. Well, the building reached its apex, and already boasts some purple-toned masonry. All visible thanks to the undressing of scaffolding and netting this week.

145 Ludlow received its new lease on life in June 2013 when the architecture firm of David Howell purchased the mid-block property for $5.7 million. Its role as vacancy (and Timeshare Backyard) expired a couple years ago with the commencement of construction. The road hasn’t been easy, either. There were plenty of obstacles along the way, such as a bevy of stop-work orders for various site infractions.

In a pathetic nod to the street art it destroyed, the folks at Howell will include photographs of past murals in the future lobby of 145 Ludlow.

Still no renderings to show, at least for the interiors.

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