Midtown East

Existing ground floor conditions at Lever House - Courtesy of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

SOM Reveals Restoration Plans for the Historic Lever House at 390 Park Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is now reviewing proposals from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to renovate and restore the historic Lever House at 390 Park Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan. Scope of work for the proposed alterations includes replacement of non-original plaza paving and bases, the installation of new signage and stainless steel doors, a new entrance into the Casa Lever restaurant on the ground floor, and the replacement of aluminum panelling and glass storefronts at the ground floor. The design team will also restore exterior stone, metal, and ceiling materials around the property.

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232 East 54th Street. All images courtesy of NYC Housing Connect

Affordable Housing Lottery Launches for 232 East 54th Street in Midtown East, Manhattan

The affordable housing lottery has launched for The Gilroy, a 40-story tower at 232 East 54th Street in Midtown East, Manhattan. Designed by Ismael Leyva, the Art Deco-inspired high-rise yields 130 units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 40 units for residents at 70 to 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $45,566 to $167,570.

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New Rendering Revealed for Thomas Juul-Hansen’s 3 Sutton Place in Midtown East, Manhattan

A new rendering has been released for 3 Sutton Place, a 847-foot-tall residential skyscraper under construction at 430 East 58th Street in Midtown East. Spotted on architect Thomas Juul-Hansen‘s Instagram page, the rendering shows the 62-story tower illuminated at night from the East River. The project is being developed by Gamma Real Estate with Stephen B. Jacobs Group as the executive architect and will yield 121 units. The property is located between Sutton Place and First Avenue, a short walk from the Sutton Place Park North esplanade that overlooks the East River, Roosevelt Island, Long Island City, and the Queensboro Bridge.

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270 Park Avenue’s Demolition is Complete While New Steel Superstructure Rises in Midtown East

Demolition of the Union Carbide Building, JP Morgan Chase‘s former 52-story, 707-foot-tall headquarters at 270 Park Avenue, is now complete as work progresses on its supertall replacement. The remnants of the core and lower levels of the mid-century skyscraper were quickly dismantled and removed since our last update on the Midtown East project just a mere month ago. Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the full-block parcel, steelwork is continuing on the new 2.5 million-square-foot, 1,425-foot-tall tower, which will become one of the tallest structures in New York City. The large rectangular site is bound by Park Avenue to the east, Madison Avenue to the west, East 47th Street to the south, and East 48th Street to the north.

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115 East 55th Street’s Stone Façade Shapes Up in Midtown East, Manhattan

Exterior work is moving along on 115 East 55th Street, an 18-story residential building in Midtown East. Designed by SLCE Architects for Zeckendorf Development, the 185-foot-tall, 71,961-square-foot structure will yield 62 units. The property is located between Park and Lexington Avenues, directly adjacent to the rear of Norman Foster‘s 47-story, 660,000-square-foot 425 Park Avenue.

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