Buddhist Temple Survives Year of Renovations on Allen Street, Emerging with Rooftop Pagoda

Posted on: November 3rd, 2016 at 5:05 am by
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Two months shy of a year behind bars, the Cheng Chio Buddhist Temple is now finally seeing the light.

The house of worship – owned by Lily Wang – spent the interim upgrading the facility and bringing it up to code. Reinvigorating the property by renovating commercial units, enlarging the staircase, installing an elevator, and obtaining a new Certificate of Occupancy. Revised paperwork with the Department of Buildings shows a new CO calling for 6,713 square-feet for Cheng Chio (including a rectory) and 2,143 square-feet for the retail units.

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Contractors began removing the sidewalk bridge, scaffolding, and netting from the facade of 14 Allen Street last Friday. And there’s a new rooftop appendage…

A brand new terra-cotta pagoda was also constructed atop 14 Allen, and is an impressive addition to the block. Here’s the same building two years ago…

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14 Allen Street, August 2014

 

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