This 77-year-old Essex Market Building is Now a Pile of Rubble [PHOTOS]

Posted on: January 17th, 2018 at 5:13 am by

Another Essex Street Market facility – first constructed in 1940 – is getting pulverized as we speak.

For the last month and change, a demolition crew has been active in dismantling the half-block-long warehouse building at 140 Essex Street (aka Site 8). Staring beyond the black death shroud, it’s clear that most of the structure is gone, and that the space is now exposed to open air. Piles of rubble are strewn about.

Also visible are the last remnants of Hanksy’s “Market Surplus” show that went down in June, in which a host of street artists gathered to grace the doomed walls.

Essex Crossing developer Delancey Street Associates filed demolition permits back in the summertime for the former Lowine Lab. Once the debris is cleared away, Site 8 will give rise to an eight-story (128 feet) development with 92 studio apartments reserved for area seniors only, and are 100% affordable. Residents will have access to a second-floor residential terrace, laundry room, and eighth-floor library. There is also 9,645 square-feet of ground-level retail.

Beyer Blinder Belle is architect of record.

Eligible seniors must make between zero and 60 percent of the area median income, or those earning up to $40,000 per year.

The Site 8 studios represent the second senior affordable building in the billion-dollar project. The first, headquartered at 175 Delancey Street (aka Site 6).

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