Permits have been filed for a 22-story commercial office building at 1241 Broadway in Midtown, Manhattan. The architect of the project will be Skidmore Owings & Merrill, who arguably have had the largest impact on New York City’s built environment compared to any other firm. First formed in 1939, they specialize in high-end office space, like the soon-to-be tower in today’s post.
The site is just two blocks from Greeley Square Park, the center of a major Manhattan retail stronghold and incredibly busy neighborhood. The Path Train to New Jersey is also two blocks away.
The 318-foot tall building will yield 178,880 square feet within, of which 140,840 square feet will be dedicated to commercial use. Office space will occupy the project from the second floor up, with the base composed of an eating establishment and office lobby. Bicycle storage will be included on site.
GDS Development’s Michael Kirchmann and Alan Rudikoff are responsible for the development. CBRE will be handling the leasing, marketing the Class A offices as being well-designed and boutique. GDS told YIMBY construction is expected to start in the first quarter of 2019.
The lot is currently vacant, meaning construction will be able to start as soon as permits are approved. Approval is expected by the end of the year. The estimated completion date has not been announced.