|700-unit Lightstone Group Development in Gowanus (credit: Lightstone Group)|
Above, the old brick warehouse building at 365 Bond Street between First and Second Streets on the shore of the Gowanus Canal. Photos taken in the fall.
Below, the site after building was taken down on Tuesday.
The speed with which the building came down shocked many in the community. One resident saw me take photos this morning and said: "It was standing there yesterday morning when I went to work. When I came home yesterday afternoon, it was gone."
The demo work proceeded with a major snag yesterday. The crew broke through a water main, which caused major flooding of the site. Gowanus Your Face Off has some amazing photos here.
To make way for their mega development, Lightstone will also demolish the adjacent warehouse at 363 Bond Street between Carroll Street and First Street. That demo is likely to happen in the next day or two.
If yesterday's major mishap is any indication on how work on the project will proceed, it should be an interesting ride.
Building at 363 Bond Street, between Carroll Street and First Street will be demolished next.