Construction Update: 301 East 50th Street

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301 East 50th Street is making major headway, and the COOKFOX-designed tower — located directly on Second Avenue — is already one-third of the way up; CBSK Ironstate is developing.

301 East 50th Street

301 East 50th Street

The Real Deal recently revealed the building and its interiors, and 301 East 50th Street will have 57 units starting at $1.7 million. The structure was designed with eco-friendliness in mind, and per TRD, “Green features include laminated glazing on the glass and high albedo pavers for efficient cooling.”

Permits indicate the building’s total scope will measure approximately 120,000 square feet, including a small retail component spanning 6,200 square feet. 301 East 50th Street will stand 29 stories and 342 feet to its roof; ceiling heights and floor plans will both be generous.

301 East 50th Street

301 East 50th Street

In terms of appearance, COOKFOX’ work will be significantly more attractive than surrounding structures that already exist, and 301 East 50th will be clad in Indiana Limestone. When considering construction at The Halcyon — just a block to the north — it would seem the neighborhood is seeing rapid improvements.

Besides vertical progress, the development’s website has also been updated, and a set of views from the tower’s penthouse levels are now available. The surrounds are a mix of low, mid, and high-rise structures, but the upper floors of 301 East 50th Street will be high enough to have comprehensive views over the Midtown skyline; the pictures are slightly outdated, and 432 Park Avenue already dominates the northern perspective.

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301 East 50th Street’s northwest view, image via the official site

Completion of 301 East 50th Street is expected in 2015.

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