Meet the New Wall of Glass on East Houston

Posted on: October 16th, 2018 at 5:07 am by

SoHo’s newest office buildings are inching toward the finish line, more than two years after simultaneously breaking ground.

Starting with the new 606 Broadway (aka 19 East Houston), it’s been the recipient of glass paneling the last several months.

As you can see, most construction materials are removed from the proverbial doorstep, leaving behind a clean sight of the glassy new exterior. 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.

Next door, meanwhile, the first trickle of finality is also visible. Staring down Crosby Street, we have a glimpse of the partially-completed exterior. The COOKFOX-designed development at 300 Lafayette, 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.

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