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Notorious Greenwich Village townhouse now in contract

The angular home is at the site of the 1970 Weather Underground explosion

May 17, 2015 11:17AM


18 West 11th Street

The modern angular townhouse that resides at 18 West 11th Street is now in contract. It replaced the 19th century home destroyed when the radical leftist organization the Weather Underground accidentally detonated a bomb that killed three people in 1970.

The 6,590-square-foot property was listed for $12.9 million. The identity of the buyer is not yet known, according to the New York Post.

The property was rebuilt with its eye-catching angular façade as an architectural reference to the bombing. It comes with approved plans to build larger living spaces leading out to a 30-foot-deep garden space, extend the basement ceiling height to 13 feet, and add a glass-enclosed rooftop penthouse. [NYP]Christopher Cameron