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CurbedWire: Orchard St. Hell Building Update, New School Building Put on a Diet?

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LOWER EAST SIDE?Here's a follow-up to the earlier report of the Orchard Street Hell Building being dismantled today by construction workers. As you can see from the photos, a portion of the building has definitely been removed. When we arrived on the scene, workers were removing the plywood ringing the site. The foreman told us "there's a different design now," and that the rumored faulty concrete would be staying put. Our assessment: expect 3-4 more years of headaches and delays. [CurbedWire Staff]

CENTRAL VILLAGE?Maybe the rumors about the New School having raised 100 percent of the money for their new building at Fifth Avenue & 14th Street were premature? A reader wonders: "The only thing we've heard is that the financing was not there and the design might have undergone a scale-down. Retail space in the current NS facility on that site has recently been emptied. Any SOM insiders out there?" If you are please step forward and let us know. [CurbedWire Inbox]

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