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Straightening Out 2 Fifth’s Bulges Will Cost $30 Million

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Back in August 2009, a small section of the façade at 2 Fifth Avenue appeared to be bulging, though building management said there was never any imminent danger. Management called the “proper authorities” and the sidewalk sheds were erected. Now The Villager brings word that workers will replace the entire brick façade at this residential co-op just north of Washington Square Park starting in August. The vice president of the co-op board puts the prices tag at $30 million, paid for by the co-op’s 320 owners, including former Hizzoner Ed Koch. The project has the blessing of the Community Board 2 Landmarks Committee and now, since the building is in the Greenwich Village Historic District, awaits the Landmarks Preservation Commission's OK on Tuesday.— EV Grieve
· Major Facade Fix at 2 Fifth Ave. [The Villager]
· 2 Fifth Avenue coverage [Curbed]

2 Fifth Avenue

2 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY