The 155 Project Gallery on Orchard Street was Sidelined by Flood this Week
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The 155 Project gallery on Orchard Street is sidelined indefinitely, thanks to a flood in the building last weekend. Apparently a water main break on Saturday morning is to blame, thought to be a “pipe cap” that rusted out.
The namesake showroom at 155 Orchard reportedly sustained heavy damage to the ceiling, walls, and floor. So, after consulting with the building owner and manager, gallerist Scott Broadfoot indicated that it’s unknown if the gallery will reopen. “We are working closely with both the building owner and manager to try to move back into the space as quickly as possible,” Broadfoot tells us. “The space will need new ceiling, walls and floor as well as new electric.”
Despite the deluge, though, we’re told that most of the art was salvaged. Broadfoot said, “We lost only 1 sculpture and 2 pedestals. We were extremely fortunate because we removed 15 large format watercolors by Carole McDermott just 4 days before the pipe burst.”
The 155 Project first opened on the block in December 2012, having relocated from SoHo. It replaced Adrienne’s bridal salon, which previously consolidated its footprint just down the block at 134 Orchard Street.