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Sunshine Cinema’s glassy office tower replacement is officially moving forward

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The nine-story office building is being designed by Roger Ferris, and will have retail at the base

Courtesy of Landmark Theatres

A little over two months after the Lower East Side’s beloved Sunshine Cinema permanently closed, plans have now been filed with the city’s Department of Buildings for its replacement, EV Grieve reports.

Plans filed with the DOB confirm the glassy, nine-story office building that the new owners unveiled in January this year. Roger Ferris will design the new office building, which will measure 68,000 square feet. There will be retail at the base, where the theater building sits at present.

The project came about after developers East End Capital and K Property Group purchased the site for $31.5 million last May. Landmark Theaters had been operating the Sunshine Cinema since 2001, and officially shuttered it on January 21 this year.

Before the new office tower rises, the existing structure will be demolished, which EV Grieve estimates will take place in the next couple of months. Work on the new office building is expected to be complete sometime at the end of next year.