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Lower East Side’s Moscot-replacing rental building gets its first rendering

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The rental will rise 12 stories and bring 24 apartments to the neighborhood

Via SWA Architecture

A new rendering has emerged for the 12-story rental building now poised to rise at the former Moscot headquarters on the Lower East Side, YIMBY reports. The 83-year-old, two-story commercial building that once called 86 Delancey Street home was demolished in March this year. For 75 years, the building also served as the headquarters for eyewear purveyor, Moscot. They closed shop in 2012, and for a few years afterward the space played host to Rox Gallery.

Now the 12-story building set to rise at this site will bring 24 apartments to the Lower East Side, along with a restaurant on the ground floor. Developed by Helm Equities, a residential project at this site had been rumored for at least five years before the project was finalized earlier this year.

Preliminary renderings for the project came out in April last year, but this latest rendering takes a very different approach from those designs. The new rendering shows that many of the apartments here will come with balconies, and it also gives a better sense of what the building’s duplex apartments (on floors nine through 12) will look like. Construction on the project is supposed to wrap by the end of next year.