We found a rendering on the fence of the building architect Morris Adjmi has designed to replace Theobald Engelhardt’s 1885 Palace Rink at 89 Grand Street. It looks something like a Soho commercial building, and it looks good, we think.
There are large windows for stores on the ground floor, with an awning above. The top story is set back and looks like a penthouse. Only three apartments are planned. The living space will consist of an enormous triplex on the top three floors over two apartments on the second floor, according to the Schedule A. The new building plans, filed in June, are still disapproved.
The Palace Rink, a roller skating rink that later became Palace Hall, is gone, except for part of the back wall. Click through to the jump to see inside the construction fence, and a photo of the old building that stood here, taken in June.
It was a favorite of ours, and we miss it. What do you think of the change?