The curtain wall of 315 East 46th Street is quickly taking shape in the Midtown East neighborhood of Turtle Bay. The nine-story reinforced concrete structure topped out earlier this year and will be the home of the consulate of the United Arab Emirates. Plaza Construction is building the 145-foot tall structure, which is designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Fisher Brothers.
New photos show the façade on both sides of the mechanical hoist along East 46th Street mostly installed.
The curtain features a number of vertical fins made of stone or precast concrete with narrow panels of glass in between. These vertical elements thicken as they approach the base of the building. A flat roof parapet caps the superstructure.
The eastern wall does not have any windows and is rendered to show a blank, supposedly stone-clad wall with a large engraved emblem on the bottom corner of the edifice. 315 East 46th Street is one of two new consulates located near the United Nations, along with 821 First Avenue, the future consulate home for the Republic of Turkey. This is located at the end of East 46th Street along First Avenue.
Work on 315 East 46th Street is expected to be completed in January 2020.