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PHOTOS: Former Landmark Building Demolished to Make Way for Condos

By Danielle Tcholakian | March 5, 2015 5:16pm | Updated on March 6, 2015 6:11pm
 A landmarked 78-year-old one-story building has been razed to make way for a six-story condo building.
130 Seventh Ave. South Demolition Underway
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WEST VILLAGE — The former landmarked home of a troubled nightclub has been demolished to make way for a six-story condo and retail development.

The razed 78-year-old one-story building at 130 Seventh Ave. South was previously home to Veranda, a nightclub that struggled with legal issues with city and state agencies before shuttering in 2013.

The new six-story building will have four floor-through condos, a penthouse and ground-floor retail space. Each condo will be approximately 2,500 square feet and will have a private elevator entrance.

The site was formerly landmarked, and it took developers three tries to get the Landmarks Preservation Commission to allow them to demolish the building and put up a new one.

Demolition started a few weeks ago, according to construction workers at the site and a spokeswoman for Greystone, which is developing the new building with Continental Ventures and Itzhaki Acquisitions. The demolition is expected to be done by April, according to a sign at the site. 

Construction of the new building will take about 18 months, said the Greystone spokeswoman, Karen Marotta.

The new condos will have a "luxury feel and finishes" and unique designs because of the building's unusual triangular shape.

"They’ll be unique because of the orientation of the building itself," Marotta said. "It’s got a clear view of the [Seventh Avenue South] corridor, tons of windows."