Murray Hill

210 East 39th Street

Façade Installation Underway at 19-Story, 57-Unit Mixed-Use Building, 210 East 39th Street, Murray Hill

Façade installation is underway on the topped-out 19-story, 57-unit mixed-use building under development at 210 East 39th Street, in Murray Hill. Photos showing this come courtesy of prolific construction chronicler Tectonic. The latest building permits indicate the structure encompasses 67,573 square feet and rises 185 feet above street level, not including the bulkhead. There will be 7,929 square feet of office space on the ground through third floors for a “philanthropic non-profit institution,” per the Schedule A. The residential units, rentals, should average 893 square feet apiece. Eighteen percent of them (10 units) will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. CBSK Ironstate — comprised of SK Development, CB Developers, and Ironstate Development — is the developer. Rawlings Architects is the behind the architecture. Completion is expected in early 2017.




222 East 40th Street. Photo at left by Tectonic via the YIMBY Forums. Rendering at right via Fisher Brothers.

Façade Installation Underway on 225 East 39th Street, 36-Story, 372-Unit Residential Tower, Murray Hill

The 36-story, 372-unit residential tower being constructed at 225 East 39th Street, located on Tunnel Exit Street between East 39th and 40th streets in Murray Hill, has topped out since YIMBY’s last update in February, when the structure was 16 stories above street level. Curtain wall installation is now underway on the structure, as seen in photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by Tectonic. The building measures 373,248 square feet in its entirety, and its residential units, which will be rental apartments, should average 922 square feet apiece. Twenty percent of the units, or 75, will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. Amenities include a fitness center, a children’s playroom, tenant lounges, a café, a library, a landscaped courtyard, and a recreational area on the 35th floor. Fisher Brothers is the developer, and Handel Architects is behind the architecture. Completion can probably be expected later this year.


The American Copper Buildings, 626 First Avenue. All photographs by the author

JDS and SHoP Show Off Skybridge at American Copper Buildings, 626 First Avenue

The developer and architect behind one of the most striking new developments in New York City showed off its signature feature on Wednesday. They also revealed its new name. 626 First Avenue, a product of JDS Development and SHoP Architects located at East 36th Street in what you would have to call Murray Hill, will hence forth be known as the American Copper Buildings.

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