Last summer we showed off architect Arpad Baksa's plan for 56 Spring Street, which included seven stories and a crazy switcheroo facade of criss-crossing balconies in Nolita. But the scaffolding has finally come down between Mulberry and Lafayette, and what stands is something far more conventionally conservative than what was promised. The brick? Brown and sober. The balconies? Stacked and simple. Baksa's website reflects the change with new renders, and also explains that 56 Spring is now only six stories, but with the same five floor-through units as previously noted. The neighbors are no doubt aware that it still has all of its view-killing stuff stacked up top. The building has been downsized, but maybe not enough for some.
· New Chaos Tower-ette Slotted for 56 Spring [Curbed]
· On the Boards: 56 Spring [Arpad Baksa Architect]