Over the summer of 2015, YIMBY revealed renderings of New Empire Real Estate’s planned high-rise residential tower at 131 East 47th Street, in Midtown East, and now new building applications have been filed with the Department of Buildings. The 122-unit building will encompass 173,059 square feet and will rise 49 stories, or 581 feet, above street level. Beginning on the second story, there will be three residential units per floor through floor 12 and floors 14 through 35, then two units per floor on floors 37 through 47. The 48th floor will contain a full-floor penthouse, and floors 13, 36, and 49 will contain mechanical equipment.
Amenities, located within the ground and cellar levels, include storage for 69 bikes, an outdoor garden, residential lounges, a children’s room, and a fitness room. SLCE Architects is designing. Demolition permits were filed last year for the site’s nine-story parking garage, along with three four-story buildings.
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