EDIT: C3D Architects sent an email indicating that 308 East 59th is on-hold, ABS is not involved, and requested that the rendering be removed.
A new 16-story building will soon rise at 308 East 59th Street; the property will be a mix of residential and commercial space. The site is being developed by investors with ABS Partners, and C3D is designing the project.
308 East 59th Street was bought in 2011 for $2.5 million, and development rights allow a 25,000 square foot structure. C3D’s rendering depicts an angular cantilever over an adjacent low-rise at 306 East 59th Street, and the project will certainly bring some modern flare to a neighborhood characterized by dingy low-rises and dated mid-century towers.
Whether the 25,000 square foot figure accounts for additional air rights from 306 East 59th Street remains to be seen, as no permits are on-file; thus, 308 East 59th Street is likely still in the planning phase, although the potential of the lot is obvious — and permits for interior demolition have been filed. Certainly, C3D’s design would be a great improvement for the neighborhood, while also proving that small-scale contemporary designs can exist beyond West Chelsea.
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