The preservationists trying to save a historic sliver of the Financial District are gearing up for a new fight. The 1830s neo-Classical warehouse at 213 Pearl Street has been sold to a hotel developer, and demolition is most likely on tap. That is, if the building doesn't demolish itself first. The Pearl Street structure was last seen in Curbed's Building Collapse Betting Pool, thanks to a huge crack running up the side of the building, no doubt caused by Rockrose's demolition of 211 and 215 Pearl Street (Rockrose is supposed to rebuild the facades). The last two tenants were evacuated from 213 Pearl Street by the DOB, and now the Lam Group?who the Times reported are trying to build a 660-room Sheraton on Pearl?are in control. A Request For Evaluation was submitted to the LPC on behalf of 213 Pearl Street last week, but this may be a tough one to save.
· The Committee for the Preservation of Historic Pearl Street [historicpearlstreet.org]
· Building Collapse Betting Pool: 213 Pearl Street [Curbed]