A building that does not come from Hot Karl Fischer is about to go up a stone's throw from Karl Fischer Row. The Not Karl will go on a huge site at the corner of N. 9 Street and Roebling that's been sitting empty for more than a year, after plans for an Enrique Norten building were dropped. Back in October, a reader commented that something different was "coming real soon." Well, revised plans were submitted for a six-story building with 147 units designed by Robert Laudenschlager of Chicago's SLCE Architects, who are behind a boat load of buildings in Manhattan, including this specimen on West Broadway and the work going on next to the Leaning Tower of Broadway. Permits for preliminary work have been issued. Now, back to Hot Karl, who may have lost 33 Roebling to SLCE, but is doing 235 N. 9, right next door. Hot Karl's half of the block will be a five-story building with 91 units. A small army of workers was out on the roof over the weekend doing something that looked like asbestos removal.
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