After a partial reveal via an on-site rendering posted two weeks ago, a tipster submitted a complete version of the design for 235 East 44th Street, in Midtown East. The site’s architect is Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, and Adam Gordon of Pride Builders is the developer.
While permits are slightly confusing — indicating a mix of office condominiums and apartments — the tipster also confirms that the bulk of the structure will be condominiums, with only the first two floors dedicated to office space. Contrary to what the DOB filings indicate, the building will stand 19 stories tall, which the above rendering would corroborate. The total scope is slightly over 70,000 square feet.
Given the seemingly dated DOB filings, plans for 235 East 44th Street have evidently undergone changes. Whether the building will still be divided between twelve units remains to be seen, but given the surrounding neighborhood — which does not merit super-luxury developments, or expansive floor-plans — it would seem unlikely.
Design-wise, the project will be indistinct; at only 19 stories, the structure will be invisible on the overall skyline, and the glassy facade is fairly nondescript. At the very least, it will enhance the block’s street-wall, especially when combined with the new Even Hotel rising just to the west, at 219 East 44th Street.
Completion of 235 East 44th Street is expected in the spring of 2015.
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