Fill Those Voids

Walking around the Nolita/Bowery area a few weeks ago, I passed by some sites to catch up on construction progress. Disappointingly, but not surprisingly, I saw either little or no progress, a clear sign of the troubles plaguing the realms of architecture, construction and development. These sites include:

Sperone Westwater Gallery on the Bowery by Norman Foster

[site photo by archidose; right image source]

Bowery Hotel by FLANK

[site photo by archidose; bottom image source]

Nolita Townhouse by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

[site photo by archidose; right image source]

Some quick research on the web (i.e. Curbed) indicates that Foster's gallery is moving ahead sloooooowly (if uncertainly), FLANK's Bowery developer is in the throws of foreclosure, and the Nolita Townhouse has made zilch progress since last April. All three projects would be welcome additions to the area, so I'm hoping they don't end up like Diller + Scofidio's earlier Slow House, never to get past foundation work:

[Slow House by Diller + Scofidio | image left source, right source]