The Lightstone Group's colossal 700-unit apartment complex is coming to the banks of the filthy Gowanus Canal, and the developer is in the process of demolishing everything on the site, which stretches between Carroll and Second Streets along Bond Street. A Curbed operative sent a couple dramatic Hipstamatic shots of the current destruction, and neighborhood blogger Pardon Me for Asking has a few more. The silo sits on the site that held the Gowanus Grove, a lot once speckled with trees where DJ Mister Saturday Night hosted hipster summer dance parties.
A former warehouse at 365 Bond Street on the south corner First Street was razed in December, and scaffolding is now up at 363 Bond Street on the north corner. A sign on the site said that the area will be closed on Monday, so that building is likely coming down next week.
The Lightstone Group is constructing a two-building complex that will hold about 700 rental units. Permits for the first building were filed in March. It will be 12 stories and contain 268 apartments, as well as ground-floor commercial, below-ground parking, a basketball court, gym, locker rooms, lounge, children's play area, bike storage, and pool.
· Good-Bye Gowanus Silo: Phase Two Of Lightstone Group Demo Begins On Bond Street [PMFA]
· 363-365 Bond Street [Curbed]