How is the transformation of 211 Pearl Street's historic facade to window dressing for a new rental skyscraper progressing? Our roving photographer Will Femia recently dropped by the Lower Manhattan construction site, and the results can be seen above. A towering bit of history, indeed! As for its "First World Trade Center" neighbor at 213 Pearl, demolished before landmarking pressure could build to a crescendo, well?it's whatever you want it to be, baby.
· 211 Pearl Street coverage [Curbed]
UPDATE: A Curbed tipster sends along a few more 211 Pearl photos, including some balcony and parking garage shots, which we've added to the gallery.