Norman Foster

Sperone Westwater Gallery Elevator at 257 Bowery Turns Red

Posted August 17, 2010 at 6:35 am

Behind the smoked, slatted glasswork of the Sperone Westwater Gallery at 257 Bowery, the hotly-anticipated elevator has received its defining “Ferrari-red” hue.  This just a few weeks after the lift was first installed.

Elevator Installation at the Sperone Westwater Gallery

Posted July 26, 2010 at 6:35 am

Big Red is on its way to 257 Bowery.  Indeed, it appears preparations are now underway for the ambitious new elevator inside the Sperone Westwater Gallery.  A bare-bones platform was just installed behind the towering frosted glass, and has occupied different levels of the structure at various intervals.

Another Clear View of Sperone Westwater Gallery

Posted March 17, 2010 at 6:33 am

Whereas many sprouting construction sites are encapsulated in netting for safety, the new Sperone Westwater Gallery at 257 Bowery is quite an exception.  Weeks after first revealing its hulking skeleton, building frontage remains exposed, providing a clear view of progress.

Sperone Westwater Gallery Reveals Hulking Concrete Skeleton

Posted February 25, 2010 at 6:12 am

Yesterday morning, a large section of netting was removed from the future Sperone Westwater Gallery at 257 Bowery, revealing a hulking concrete skeleton.  The upward structural push continues unabated, but should be capped pretty soon.  Keep an eye out for that all-telling American flag.

Tiptoeing Atop Karl Fischer’s 263 Bowery

Posted December 2, 2009 at 6:18 am

The other day, a worker at Karl Fischer’s 263 Bowery was busy tiptoeing with a rope and pulley mechanism atop the cinder-block summit. Yet without a harness of any kind!  We are by no means experts on construction site safety, but this just seems rather foolish.