Façade Work Progresses on Bankside’s 2401 3rd Avenue Complex in Mott Haven, The Bronx

Bankside. Rendering by ArX Solutions

Exterior work is continuing to shape up on 2401 Third Avenue, a three-tower complex designed by Hill West Architects in Brookfield Properties‘ Bankside master plan in Mott Haven, The Bronx. The 4.3-acre development is a combination of two sites along the northern side of the Harlem River. 2401 Third Avenue is located on the western side of the Third Avenue Bridge, and 101 Lincoln Avenue is the larger counterpart found on the opposite side. Bankside will provide seven residential buildings, 15,000 square feet of retail space, a community facility run by a local nonprofit yet to be named, and 34,000 square feet of public waterfront space. Brookfield purchased the two parcels for $165 million in September 2018 from Somerset Partners and The Chetrit Group. Ground was first broken on 2401 Third Avenue in the fall of 2019, and construction on Bankside is expected to cost $950 million and yield 1,370 units.

Since topping out in the fall of 2020, the buildings have progressed rapidly with their curtain wall installation.

2401 Third Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

New photographs looking east show 2401 Third Avenue making a large presence over the Harlem River. The envelopes are made with a mixture of red brick masonry walls, dark steel columns, and floor-to-ceiling glass panels arranged in grids. The rising reinforced concrete superstructures of 101 Lincoln Avenue can also be spotted.

2401 Third Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

2401 Third Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

2401 Third Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

2401 Third Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

2401 Third Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

2401 Third Avenue’s L-shaped configuration is comprised of two 25-story towers and one 17-story building that all rise from an eight-story podium. Inside will be 450 rental apartments. Meanwhile, 101 Lincoln Avenue’s trapezoidal perimeter is the larger of the two halves, measuring around 133,000 square feet with four towers with the tallest around 250 feet high. Approximately 900 apartments are planned and should accompany the majority of the communal facilities and ground-floor retail space. The closest subway from Bankside is the 6 train at the 3rd Avenue-138th Street subway stop to the north.

Previously seen renderings by ArX Solutions depict the complex from above, from across the Harlem River, and include how the MPFP-designed waterfront esplanade will be landscaped.

Aerial view before development (left by Inflight Solutions) and aerial rendering after development (right by ArX Solutions)

Aerial view before development (left by Inflight Solutions) and aerial rendering after development (right) by ArX Solutions.

Bankside Facade by ArX Solutions

Bankside facade. Rendering by ArX Solutions

Rendering of Bankside Esplanade by ArX Solutions

Rendering of Bankside esplanade by ArX Solutions

Rendering of Bankside esplanade by ArX Solutions

2401 Third is reported to open later this year, while 101 Lincoln Avenue would probably be completed in early 2022.

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3 Comments on "Façade Work Progresses on Bankside’s 2401 3rd Avenue Complex in Mott Haven, The Bronx"

  1. David in Bushwick | June 26, 2021 at 8:49 am | Reply

    What a great project! The Third Avenue Bridge looks all the better now.

  2. This is very intriguing. The location is just perfect, and the buildings look fantastic. I also like the riverfront amenities. I love it.

  3. Another step in the right direction for the Bronx.

    I’m curious when we will get some real legitimate development for the area to the southeast. Been several proposals over the years and all this new development is going to give the Bronx this new, modern, high end first impression from points south.

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