The Orchard Street Hell Building—aka 180 Orchard Street, the long-stalled residential/hotel/commercial project that's marred the stretch of Orchard and Ludlow between Houston and Stanton for years now—is back on the market. (It hit the market last year, but was pulled in the fall.) This time, the developer's finally showing off a series of truly terrifying renderings of the place (above)! Initial architectural impression: place would fit in just great on the New New Lower East Side skyline! Also: it's really a special kind of horrid, no? Asking price for the whole shebang: $48.5 million.
Here's the description of the project from the LoopNet listing:
A 128' wide block through development site which faces Orchard and Ludlow Streets. The site is planned for a twenty five story glass hotel building. The hotel will have 356 keys with the entrance on Ludlow St. The cellar and sub-cellar will have a two story garage which is built full with parking for 115 cars. The ground floor will have 8,448 square feet of retail space as 4 separate units. The second floor will have a terraced bar with out door space. The Health Club and outdoor pool will be on the twelfth and thirteenth floors. Dining services will be available from the duplex 3,500 square foot restaurant on floors 23-24, offering breathtaking views of the Lower East Side. The foundation is in place along with the cellar and sub cellar for the garage. The first two floors have been built for the stores. The property is also a great condo conversion project. A developer can create 178 good size apartments in a building with lots of amenities.