Revealed: 131-141 East 47th Street, 50-Story Midtown East Condo Tower

131-141 East 47th StreetThe old design of 131-141 East 47th Street, image from New Empire Real Estate

UPDATE: Per the developer, SLCE Architects is designing the building.

Earlier this year, YIMBY posted preliminary renderings for a new project coming to 131-141 East 47th Street, in Midtown East. Now, we have new images for the (approximately) 50-story building.

Developer New Empire Real Estate sent along the renderings, and also notes that the original information regarding the project is outdated; the structure will now be entirely residential, with luxury condominiums instead of a mix of uses. The renderings show a soaring lobby with generous ceiling heights above, and the building will have 138 units spanning 168,178 square feet, for an average of over 1,200 square feet per condo. 50 parking spaces will also be included.

131-141 East 47th Street

131-141 East 47th Street, image from New Empire Real Estate

While permits have not yet been filed with the Department of Buildings, it seems likely the structure would stand between 600 and 700 feet tall. This is quickly becoming a new dominant typology for residential skyscrapers in Midtown and Midtown South, and while price-points are certainly high, they are far below the dollars commanded by the new 57th Street buildings.

To the south, 126 Madison Avenue, 281 Fifth Avenue, and 12 East 37th Street will all stand 50+ stories tall, and to the west, the new Roseland tower will also stand a similar height. Even the project’s Midtown East surrounds are getting in on the mix, with ODA behind the design of a 600-foot tall condominium tower planned at 303 East 44th Street.

The architect for 131-141 East 47th Street has not been disclosed, but it will certainly be rather tall and very glassy, just like the similarly sized buildings rising elsewhere on Midtown’s periphery. New Empire’s website states that they use Building Consulting Engineers, PLLC to design their projects, though 141 East 47th is not listed in the current portfolio.

For the moment, the project has no confirmed completion date, and demolition permits for the existing parking garage have not yet been filed.

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