On the eastern side of Lexington Avenue between 33rd and 34th Streets, in the heart of Midtown, a new residential rental tower has topped-out. YIMBY revealed the design back in 2014 before permits were pulled in early 2015. C3D Architecture is behind the project’s design, which currently looks markedly different from what’s rendered, though that may not be the case for much longer.
The concrete envelope encompasses a total construction area of 33,520 square feet, most of which will be divided amongst 36 apartments. That translates into an average size of over 910 square feet, which is fairly generous for rentals. There will also be 2,528 square feet of commercial-retail space on the ground floor.
At 14 floors, the building doesn’t make a dent in the skyline, but it does fill out a spot in the streetscape that was previously under-built, with former occupants consisting of two and four-story structures. The renderings show windows laced in “metal antique bronze finish frames,” so evidently the raw concrete look will not last for much longer.
With facade installation likely to begin soon, opening is expected by the end of next year. NY Lions Group is the site’s developer.