Downtown denizens died a little when, in January 2011, renderings were revealed for a tumor-tastic hotel monstrosity that would replace the old Salvation Army residence at Bowery and East Third Street. Thankfully, that horrid building, and it's glowing red balconies, died a sweet, sweet death. Since then, the three-story residence, which closed in 2008, has sat empty, but now EV Grieve reports that the old Bowery relic is not long for this world. Full demolition permits have been filed with the Department of Buildings.
Glauco Lolli-Gehtti, founder of the development firm Urban Museof the Sky Garage and the townhomes of Downing Streetis listed as the property owner. No new building permits have been filed yet, so what the future holds is still a mystery. We reached out to Urban Muse for more details, so we'll update if we hear back. In the meantime, any other information is more than welcome on the tipline.
· The Salvation Army's former East Village Residence will be demolished on the Bowery [EVG]
· 347 Bowery coverage [Curbed]
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