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15-Story Copper Tower O' Condos Coming to Orchard Street

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The Lower East Side is getting another avant-garde condo addition. New York YIMBY shared renderings for 57 Orchard Street, where DXA Studio is designing a stacked, copper-clad, cantilevering tower that will fit right in with ODA's 100 Norfolk Street and Herzog & de Meuron's 215 Chrystie Street (and by "fit right in," we mean that these are three new buildings in the neighborhood that don't have the drab Ben Shaoul/Karl Fischer box aesthetic). In addition to the new building, the development includes the renovation of the Ridley Building (aka the Lower East Side's pink building) at 59-63 Orchard Street. DXA says the tower will have a "razor-sharp copper-clad facade" that will be perforated, so at night, it will "be a back-lit lantern that will highlight the activity inside." Sounds...a little obnoxious?

No permits have been filed for the new project yet, so specifics like the number of units and amenities are unknown, but it's being developed by the Great Neck-based company Continental Worsteds, which bought the property in 2013 under the LLC Orchard Street Equities. The tower will measure 24,000 square feet and hold mostly condos. According to the renderings, the top of the Ridley Building will hold a large rooftop terrace with a swimming pool.

In other Orchard Street news, the long-in-the-works Orchard Street Hotel is finally set to open next week, and Bedford + Bowery reports that rooms on are being offered at just $129 per night.
· Revealed: 57 Orchard Street, 15-Story Tower Coming To The Lower East Side [NYY]
· Old Ridley Store Sells for $27M to Condo Developer [TRD]