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Renderings Revealed: 41 East 22nd Street

BY: NIKOLAI FEDAK ON APRIL 23RD 2014 AT 7:00 AM

41 East 22nd Street’s pinnacle, image by KPF

After last week’s post on the latest DOB filings at 41 East 22nd Street, a tipster passed along additional documents, complete with renderings, that reveal the full scope of the project. The site’s developer is Continuum — headed by Bruce Eichner — and the architects are Kohn Pederson Fox and Goldstein Hill & West.

41 East 22nd Street, image by KPF

While the previous drawings were comprehensive, the new renderings offer significantly clearer details on the skyscraper, which will become the tallest building between Midtown and Lower Manhattan. Plans may have undergone slight revisions since the included images were conceived in November, but they appear to be very similar to the most recent DOB filings. The tower will eventually stand 60 stories and 777 feet tall.

Different angle of the project, image via KPF

Per the tipster, the concept for 41 East 22nd Street has undergone a series of evolutions, and the tower has gained height during the design process. KPF’s hand is evident, and the scheme bears similarities to the firm’s similarly glassy and jagged creations at Related’s Hudson Yards development.

41 East 22nd Street’s base, image via KPF

Perhaps the tower’s most striking element — besides its sheer height — is the cantilever, arching over neighboring buildings to the west. The ‘champagne glass’ has clearly been refined, but the base definitely resembles a stem, fluting upwards into the structure’s residential floors.

41 East 22nd Street, base diagram

Glass dominates the vast majority of the exterior, but the amenity-laden base is actually clad in masonry; the new drawings note that the “design [is] pending confirmation,” but as the renderings make clear, there will be a marked contrast between the podium’s facade and the rest of the building.

41 East 22nd Street, profile diagram

Despite the stone exterior, the base will still have enormous windows looking out onto 22nd Street, and the lobby of 41 East 22nd Street will be an experience unto itself. With One Madison located down the block, the neighborhood offers ample competition in terms of condominium product, but it would appear that Eichner’s 81-unit development is poised to take the super-luxe crown for all of Lower Manhattan.

Roof Diagram — image by KPF

While no completion date has been announced, demolition of the existing structures is now underway.


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Demolition Update: 45 East 22nd Street

BY: NIKOLAI FEDAK ON JULY 3RD 2014 AT 2:00 PM

45 East 22nd Street – demolition as of July

Demolition is now complete at 45 East 22nd Street, paving the way for construction to begin on the future 60-story building; Bruce Eichner of Continuum is developing, and Kohn Pedersen Fox is the architect.

The 372,684 square-foot building will have 81 units, and while pricing has not been released, numbers will likely be astronomical, especially given Related’s results at One Madison. 45 East 22nd Street will stand 150 feet taller than One Madison, topping-out 777 feet above 22nd Street.

Financing for the site remains undisclosed, but given the ongoing demand for super-luxe residences, 45 East 22nd Street would seem well-positioned for imminent verticality. While 57th Street and Lower Manhattan have several similar proposals in the works or under construction, the area surrounding Madison Square Park is bare of comparisons outside of One Madison and Eichner’s tower, which would seem to brighten prospects.

45 East 22nd Street — demolition progress as of April

The structures that formerly occupied the site came down one by one over the past few months, and shots during demolition — April above, June below — show how quickly removal occurred.

45 East 22nd Street — demolition progress as of June

Per Curbed, completion of 45 East 22nd Street is slated for 2016; while the target seems slightly ambitious, it would also herald excavation beginning in the very near future.


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Top-Heavy Flatiron Tower On the Market From $2.5 Million

Name: 45 East 22nd Street
Developer: Coninuum Company
Design: Martin Brudnizki Design Studio
Sales & Marketing: Corcoran
Size: 83 apartments over 65 floors
Pricing: From $2.5 million

When it’s complete, the condo tower at 45 East 22nd Street will be the tallest building in the Flatiron District, measuring in at 777 feet. While its a ways away from topping out, the Continuum Company-developed building just hit the market with nine listings that range from a 2BR/2BA asking $2.5 million to a full-floor 4BR/4.5BA asking $19.9 million. What’s interesting about the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed tower is that it trumpets, or cantilevers, out as it rises, meaning as units get higher, their floorplans get larger and with that, more expensive. Word is that the building’s penthouse will go for more than $40 million (and will probably be considerably larger than the 4,651-square-foot full-floor apartment being offered for $19.9 million now). Although its design is forward for the neighborhood, the building makes an attempt to fit in with a granite base that the Post says is reminiscent of a 19th century manor house.

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Rendering/Cityscape:


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#5

This will be stunning.

I can’t wait to see what the 850’ tower on E 30th will look like, as well.


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Name: 45 East 22nd Street
Developer: Coninuum Company
Design: Martin Brudnizki Design Studio
Sales & Marketing: Corcoran
Size: 83 apartments over 65 floors
Pricing: From $2.5 million

When it’s complete, the condo tower at 45 East 22nd Street will be the tallest building in the Flatiron District, measuring in at 777 feet. While its a ways away from topping out, the Continuum Company-developed building just hit the market with nine listings that range from a 1BR/1BA asking $2.5 million to a full-floor 4BR/4.5BA asking $19.9 million. What’s interesting about the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed tower is that it trumpets, or cantilevers, out as it rises, meaning as units get higher, their floorplans get larger and with that, more expensive. Word is that the building’s penthouse will go for more than $40 million (and will probably be considerably larger than the 4,651-square-foot full-floor apartment being offered for $19.9 million now).

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Construction Update: 45 East 22nd Street Begins Its 777-Foot Climb

The current crop of skyscrapers under construction in Manhattan extend from the upper reaches of the Upper East Side all the way down to the tip of the Financial District, and in the very middle lies 45 East 22nd Street, just to the west of Park Avenue South.

YIMBY revealed the building last April, and demolition of the site’s old buildings wrapped up last July; the pace of construction has been surprisingly rapid for a project of this size in New York City, and it will eventually span 372,684 square feet in total, standing 777 feet tall.

Formwork already appears to be at the fifth or sixth floor, which means it is still on the base levels. They will yield to a substantially more slender tower that tapers outwards slightly as it rises, and the building will eventually total 64 floors, which will house 83 luxury condominiums, as well as the tallest skyscraper between Midtown and Lower Manhattan.

Continuum is developing the site, and Kohn Pedersen Fox is the design architect. Per Curbed, sales began late last year with prices starting at $2.5 million, and completion is expected by 2016.


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September 2015


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#11

Nice photo, Chris!

This is the Age of Ramses, lads!


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Yesterday

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#13

Today! It’s peeking over 23rd St.!!


#14

So happy! :blush:

Still in awe that my generation is witnessing the biggest boom since the 20’s. One day,decades from now, as I grow old and wither, I can say I was part of this journey.


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This is the Age of Ramses, Chris!

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#16

Replace “wither” in your comment with “wiser”. :). Ha! Just saying.

Anyways this thing has a great form to it, which should influence its presence on the skyline. Can’t wait till my next business trip to NYC.


#17

Nice glass!

Today


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Today


#19

Its to the right of the metropolitan insurance tower. Already making a presence in the skyline.


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#20

Nice!