Rendering by Morris Adjmi Architects
Just over three years ago, an explosion from an illegal tap into the gas main destroyed three buildings on Second Avenue and killed two people in the East Village. Last year, two lots of the three at the site were sold for just over $9 million. And this week renderings have been revealed for a new condo building set to rise on the same plot. The images were found by EV Grieve in an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness by the new building’s developer, Yaniv Shaky Cohen’s Nexus Building Development Group.
The plan will be reviewed by Community Board 3’s Landmarks Committee next Monday. (A paper meeting notice was taped to the fence surrounding the property on Monday, according to EV Grieve). Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, the renderings depict a single 21-apartment, six-story, grey brick luxury building to encompass both lots, with a detailed cornice and ground floor retail.
The building’s size and appearance are far more limited than most new development by its location within the East Village/Lower East Side Historic District and requirement of approval by the Landmarks Committee.
The gas main explosion that destroyed the corner’s former buildings also killed Moises Lucon, 26, and Nicholas Figueroa, 24 and injured over 12 others. The properties were sold to their new developers by owner Maria Hrynenko who, alongside her now deceased son, were among those accused of illegally siphoning gas and causing the explosion and resultant deaths by tapping an adjacent property’s gas line.
[Via EV Grieve]
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Renderings via Morris Adjmi Architects
Neighborhoods : East Village