New Office Buildings Along East Houston Really Taking Shape

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018 at 5:11 am by

There is major progress to report along East Houston Street where two side-by-side commercial developments vie for attention. Both are topped out and taking shape.

Furthest along is 606 Broadway, which has been the recipient of glass paneling the last several months. In fact, the so-called curtain wall is almost done. Gone is the Hollister ad mural, hidden behind eight stories of office space and the reflective exterior to burn your retinas. Madison Capital previously purchased the 6,190 square-foot parcel from the city for $26 million, and teamed up with Vornado to construct the 35,000 square-foot, “modern” office complex.

Meanwhile, across the street, 300 Lafayette remains cloaked in black shrouds. The COOKFOX-designed development, which bills itself as “cutting edge office & retail in historic SoHo,” sits atop the old BP gas station and boasts 80,000 square-feet of office space across seven stories.

BP gas station, May 2010

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