About two years ago, an old Yeshiva University lecture hall in Murray Hill, on the East Side of Manhattan, bit the dust. Now, completion of its replacement is not far off.
Exterior work on the 25-story building under construction at 237 East 34th Street is nearly complete. Photos taken by Tectonic for YIMBY show the front of the building with just the ground floor construction shed still there. Balconies on the front and east are also in place. Scaffolding can still be seen on the rear of the building.
Alex Forkosh is the developer and C3D Architecture is responsible for the design.
When a rendering of the building was revealed in June of 2014, the plan was for a 23-story, 210-foot-tall structure. According to the latest permit, approved this year, the constructed building does stand 210 feet in height, but with 25 stories. The total square footage is listed as 97,571.
There is 84,286 square feet of residential space (a 60-square-foot increase from the 2014 permit). If the 107 units (a one-unit decrease from 2014) are spread across that space, they would average nearly 788 square feet.
According to the Schedule A, there are three units on the second floor, five units each on floors three through six, six units each on floors seven through 15, and four units each on floors 16 through 22. There is an outdoor recreation area on the 23rd floor, but the rest of the building from there up is for mechanical equipment. Other recreation areas, both open and enclosed, are on the second floor. A bicycle room will be in the cellar.
The permit also lists 6,282 square feet of commercial space, and the Schedule A indicates a commercial unit on the first floor and in the cellar. Additionally, 7,002 square feet of community facility space is listed.
The building is located on the north side of the street, between the exit from the Queens Midtown Tunnel and Second Avenue. The 33rd Street stop on the 6 train is about three blocks away.