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Demolition has begun on a group of buildings at 401-411 Bridge Street to clear the way for the glassy new H&M store scheduled to open at the corner of Fulton and Bridge streets on the Fulton Mall. 401 Bridge Street, a cute building with some historic windows you can see in pre-demolition form after the jump, was being torn into when we passed by on Monday, although the building permit is only for a partial demo. 405-9 Bridge Street was already done for, and the brick building on at 411 Bridge/497 Fulton also had work being done. (That building is approved for a partial and interior demo.) All the buildings are owned by Al Laboz’s United American Land. As you can see from the renderings above, the new structure appears to be slightly smaller than the one that the landlord originally envisioned more than two years ago.
401 Bridge Street via Property Shark