Construction progresses on the Irish Arts Center, a five-story building at 726 Eleventh Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen. Designed by Davis Brody Bond and Ciaran O’Conner, the structure is located between West 51st and West 52nd Streets, just around the corner from its original three-story location at 553 West 51st Street.
Earlier this week we reported on demolition filings to make way for construction of the new Irish Arts Center. The permits were to clear away most of 726 11th Avenue to expand the center’s footing in Hell’s Kitchen. Now, YIMBY has the reveal for new renderings of how the IAC will look from 11th Avenue, with an apparent 40% decrease in square footage.
Demolition permits have been filed for 726 11th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. The site is expected to become the center for a new Irish Cultural Center, as reported by YIMBY in 2014. The Center was established in 1972 and has been operating out of a tenement building on West 51st Street since then, so the new space will offer a major upgrade.
It’s been at least a generation since the Irish were a significant force in Hell’s Kitchen, but they’re making a comeback. For years the Irish Arts Center has operated out of a tenement on West…