Construction work on a Lower East Side hotel building was brought to a halt by the city yesterday after a piece of lumber came tumbling down, smashing the windshield of a parked car, according to Department of Buildings records. The building, at 180 Orchard Street, is in the midst of being converted into a hotel.
In 2011, a joint venture between Brack Capital Real Estate and IHG bought the property for $46 million and announced plans to build a 290-room lodge, called Hotel Indigo, with retail space on the ground floor.
The site has previously been hit with other stop-work orders, according to Curbed, for issues including a lack of structural support. [Curbed] – Hiten Samtani