NEW YORK | 685 First Ave | 459 FT | 42 FLOORS


The green colored one right?






6 stories


Nice photo, NYC.

This building sucks though.


r_170117004_beat0004_a by Mitch Waxman, on Flickr



This one is going up fast!



You covered every inch of East Midtown today!


I went up pretty far too. Now Im exhausted.


I hope you’re enjoying some frosty beers after that long day!


Here is a shot from Solow’s gigantic site across the street from 685.

There are a few excavators and rebar lying around but they may just be stored there for now (maybe this equipment was from 685? )

I feel like we would have heard something if anything real was going on.





Nice photo, JC. Where in Queens were you? I assume somehwhere around Greenpoint.


That one was taken on the LIC waterfront. Right at the end of 51st st iirc.


Nice job!


Interesting review of the tower. I like it. I love dark glass and am so thankful we have at least one developer who feels similarly. It adds diversity to the skyline of ever-increasing “regular” glass.

Also, interestingly enough, the article says Solow is planning on building some more residential towers and an office tower on that green parcel!


Good points, Lion!



Framework has reached the 17th floor.

As seen from First Avenue:

As seen from East 39th Street: