[PHOTOS] Controversial SPURA plan for NYC’s Lower East Side Revealed: SHoP Architects Designed Andy Warhol Museum!

by , 09/18/13

Beyer Blinder & Belle, city planning, City Renovation, Delancey Street, Educational Alliance, Essex Crossing, essex street market, green space, LES, Lower East Side, Manhattan, Market Line, news, Public Projects, Public school, public space, seward park urban renewal area, SHOP architects, spura

Inhabitat has called Manhattan’s Lower East Side home for close to a decade now, so we’ve been following SPURA, the project to redevelop a massive parcel of land in the neighborhood, quite closely. There’s been an ongoing debate about what should be done with the area, but this morning, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled a plan (http://inhabitat.com/nyc/new-spura-plan-reveals-that-big-changes-like-an-andy-warhol-museum-are-coming-to-manhattans-lower-east-side/) for the SPURA site showcasing sleek glassy high-rises, a new school and an Andy Warhol museum (http://inhabitat.com/nyc/new-spura-plan-reveals-that-big-changes-like-an-andy-warhol-museum-are-coming-to-manhattans-lower-east-side/) designed by SHoP architects. Click through (http://inhabitat.com/nyc/new-spura-plan-reveals-that-big-changes-like-an-andy-warhol-museum-are-coming-to-manhattans-lower-east-side/) to see photos of what this controversial design will look like – we can’t believe how much the neighborhood will change!


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1 Comment

  1. swc September 26, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Change, it shall… That Beauty & Essex joint looks like the one business in that row that remains from the looks of the RFP illustrations. I used to head by the surface lots along Delancey daily on my way to work in Greenpoint, and remember wondering when they this would eventually happen. Did the inhabitat NYC crew make it to any of the public planning meetings? enjoy your front row seat over the next few years :)

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