Photos courtesy of Ben U.
The building seen in these photos only represents half of the entire complex. It stands on the parcel at 365 Bond Street between First and Second Streets. Some portions of the structure will eventually rise to 12 stories.
A similar building will rise on the 363 Bond Street site, located between Carroll Street and First Street.
Just last night, Geto & de Milly, Inc., the public relation's firm hired by Lightstone, sent out an update on the construction. The email reads:
I’m writing to provide a construction update from Lightstone for the month of April.
Lightstone is pleased to announce that the environmental remediation of the project site at 363 and 365 Bond Street has been accomplished. Additionally, foundation pile driving at 363 Bond Street has been completed.
In the coming months, there will be a smaller number of piles to be driven in connection with required 1st Street infrastructure work. However, the finished foundation pile driving at 363 Bond Street represents the substantial completion of pile driving on the project.
Please see the attached construction bulletin for more details of upcoming work, and as always, please let me know if you have any questions.
Geto & de Milly, Inc.
Below are some photos I took a few days ago of the bulkhead installation work that is currently taking place. The heavy steel sections that now replaced the original wood bulkhead around most of the site, which has been raised to protect the building from flooding.
I think you can agree that this project has already changed the Gowanus landscape forever. And it is only half built.