After 40 years, the Nativity Mission School that once sat at 204 Forsyth Street has been completely razed, and the site will soon see an 7-story condo building. BuzzBuzz Home recently stopped by the site, where a pile of rubble and a few sad, net-less basketball hoops are all that remain of the former middle school (which relocated). Permits for the new building, to be designed by Z Architecture, were approved in January, but construction has yet to begin.
Charles Saulson, who was once accused of flinging feces at the Sperone Westwater Gallery (but has had all poop-throwing charges against him dropped), is the developer, and his new creation for the site, located between East Houston and Stanton Streets, will hold 11 high-end condos. Signage on the construction fencing says the building will be complete in March 2015, but that seems optimistic.
Fredrik Eklund, master of using Instagram for advertising, said in March that designer Paris Forino is doing the interiors, which will include "a lot of rose gold accents, burnished copper metal glazed tiles, and rhino white marble from South Africa."
· LES hello/goodbye: For 204 Forsyth, with love and rhino white marble [BBH]
· 204 Forsyth Street coverage [Curbed]