The Battle of the Bowery has taken a new turn as starchitect Norman Foster's big box of fun at 257 Bowery for the Sperone Westwater Gallery has topped out, as evidenced by the flag flying up top. The gallery's completed concrete shell towers over architect Karl Fischer's still mysterious little condo building at 263 Bowery, where things are moving slowly after some snafus this past winter having to do with illegal scaffolding. Lord Norm's shell looks ready for his eagerly awaited big red elevator, which will rise over old skid row and be visible from window seats at Bowery 2.0 flagship Pulino's up the block. Given the current state of the project the announced "Spring 2010" completion seems unlikely, but never count out a Lord.
· 257 Bowery coverage [Curbed]