Five-Level ‘Galerie Perrotin’ Begins Build-out at Beckenstein Building on Orchard Street
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The historic Beckenstein building on Orchard Street is undergoing a massive retail shift as we speak. You’ll recall that the property was acquired by DelShah Capital in August 2015 for $28 million. Not surprisingly, the old-school vendors that operated here for upwards of a decade didn’t survive the transition. (World Hats moved up the block to a much brighter space.)
The Paris-based gallery signed on for a mind-blowing 25,000 square-feet of space within 130 Orchard Street. What amounts to eight times the size of its uptown location – the massive floor area spans five levels, and sports ceilings up to 12 to 20 feet high. The brick-and-mortar is a homecoming, as Galerie Perrotin last year hosted a two-week pop-up exhibit that explored artist JR’s permanent residence at the abandoned Ellis Island ruins. Its permanent residence is to begin spring 2017.
“This new location will offer, on par with the Paris based gallery, the capability to organize and present several concurrent or large retrospective exhibitions at once,” a past press release stated.
Meanwhile, the apartments up above are experiencing their own trendy transition.