Construction has topped out on 139 Bowery, a 14-story mixed-use building in the Bowery section of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Designed by Raymond Chan Architects and developed by Global Joint Venture, the structure will yield 16 residential units, ground-floor retail space, a 550-square-foot medical facility, and commercial office space spanning floors two through five. Mandarin Enterprises is the general contractor for the building, which is located between Broome and Grand Streets.
Recent photos show the main western elevation facing Bowery Street covered in a thick layer of black netting and scaffolding. None of the curtain wall panels have been installed so far. The back eastern side is visible from Chrystie Street along with the adjacent Moxy Hotel at 145 Bowery, which also topped out recently.
The rendering below is the previous depiction with an envelope of floor-to-ceiling glass, tan and gray paneling, and a vertical stack of balconies lined with glass railings on the upper half of the building above a landscaped outdoor setback on the sixth floor. The new iteration changes the color of the exterior panels from gray to white, followed by a doubling in the number of balconies on the top of the edifice, and a taller architectural height that culminates with a relatively flat roof parapet. The front of the double-height ground-floor entrance and retail frontage also received a modest design change, but their position and placement remain the same.
A completion date for 139 Bowery is posted on the construction board for next summer.