Commercial Construction Full Throttle, Another Subway Entrance at Broadway-Lafayette Closes

Posted on: September 13th, 2016 at 5:09 am by
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Call it a tale of two worksites.

The two commercial projects on East Houston Street bordering SoHo are following a near-identical trajectory. Both broke ground at roughly the same time; both thrust a reconfigured traffic and pedestrian flow onto the neighborhood; and both forced subway entrances to close, albeit temporarily.

Starting today, a second entrance to the Broadway-Lafayette subway station will be closed to straphangers. This time it’s the stairwell at the southwest corner of East Houston and Lafayette, and it’ll be out of commission until at least December 23 (so specific). Announcement posters were put in place a little over a week ago. The seal follows a similar closure by the 19 East Houston development three months ago.

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And, meanwhile, behind the plywood perimter, there are now three monstrous pile drivers pounding the ground into submission. The project 300 Lafayette is moving forward at full throttle with the cacophony of hammering audible throughout the day.

As previously reported, a seven-story, 80,000 square-foot office building is planned for the entire site. The Porcelli family, landowner forty years running and founder of the Gaseteria chain of gas stations, is the developer of record.

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