Work is nearly complete at the Alta Indelman-designed 61 Fifth Avenue, which is why reports of a facade-makeover were surprising. The commentary followed a broker’s post on Instagram, which was re-posted on a marketing website, then subsequently spread through the blogosphere; renderings are pointless when buildings have already been completed, which is why YIMBY reached out to the building’s architect for comment.
Per Alta Indelman, “Absolutely no change whatsoever is planned for the exterior! [61 Fifth Avenue] changed sales brokers, that’s all. The new broker’s rendering looks darker because of the colors they used. The building is not changing at all!”
Pictures speak louder than both words and renderings, and work is clearly complete on the exterior of 61 Fifth Avenue, which stands ten stories tall, and has four units in total, atop ground-level retail. YIMBY toured the building and interviewed the architect back in December, and the facade’s Indiana Buff limestone — which is the traditional cladding for buildings along Fifth Avenue — will most definitely remain.
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