42-Story, 429-Unit Mixed-Use Building Rises To Seventh Floor At 212 East 44th Street, Midtown East

212 East 44th Street212 East 44th Street. Rendering via BLDG Management.

Construction is now seven stories above street level on the 42-story, 429-unit mixed-use building under development at 212 East 44th Street (a.k.a. 222 East 44th Street), in Midtown East. The structure can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by Tectonic. The latest building permits indicate the project will measure 361,354 square feet and rise 556 feet above street level.

There will be 7,162 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by residential units on the seventh through 41st floors. The apartments, which will be rentals, should average 826 square feet apiece. Twenty percent, or 87 units, will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. BLDG Management is the developer and Handel Architects is the design architect. SLCE Architects is the executive architect and completion is expected in 2017.

212 East 44th Street

212 East 44th Street. Photo by Tectonic via the YIMBY Forums.

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7 Comments on "42-Story, 429-Unit Mixed-Use Building Rises To Seventh Floor At 212 East 44th Street, Midtown East"

  1. Toward new tower on 42-story in Midtown East, and besieged under development with other buildings.

  2. Nice design, but Manhattan needs 1,800-foot(and higher)commercial skyscrapers, not another plateau 556-foot building, especially in Midtown.

  3. This is last things what’s we need to built especially in midtown, I mean new 1800 feet skyscrapers, think about how wide the streets in Manhattan to accomodate such a monstrosities. It is nice to see, that even with supertall new construction almost everywhere, the majority of new buildings in Manhattan still below 600 feet, what’s made skyline density and plateau where new and older 700-1550 tall towers are sprouting around, with still art deco/beaux arts dominated building in our most beautiful skyline. That’s why tourist make a picture of Bryant park hotel, Flatiron, ESB and Chrysler, Grand Central Terminal and New York Central Public Library, instead of New York Times and Bank of America Towers!
    By the way the skyline became more interesting if various heights of buildings are present of it, including even low rises! Main point is overall architectual esthetics and how particular structure is going to be mixed up in the existing city scape. Last things we, New Yorkers to see, that’s our skyline became a copy of Third World skylines. New York City must be preserved as Paris and London, and we add now more supertall by the year 2020, than all America have in 2000. What’s about under construction 1300 feet 30 Hudson, 1550 feet tall Central Park Tower, 1428 feet 111 west 57 st, 1396 feet 432 park ave, 1401-1501 feet One Vanderbilt, 1100 feet WTC 3, 1050 feet 53west53, and 1064 feet 9 Decalb, just a few short list of towers who we are building or just built. Not mention hated 1005 feet One57, and WTC 1, already constructed since 2008. Not mention few more supertalls planned or with foundation start poured on Hudson Yards. Do we need another supertall monster near Grand Central, hope not, One Vanderbilt at 1401 feet rooftop should be tallest office building in Midtown. Don’t forget that our Art Deco Gems, ESB and Chrysler are supertalls too! So, while I am glad to see One Vanderbilt and 30 Hudson Yards sprouting up, and these supertall towers on 57 street, I think we need also built more non supertall plateau of nice 500-700 buildings. And we should be like another Hong Kong!!!

  4. Sorry made a mistake in my previous comment at the end, must be readed as “we shouldn’t be like another Hong Kong skyline copycat!!!

  5. Must be read as “we shouldn’t became another Hong Kong skyline copycat!

  6. 556 feet is average height for 56 story building. So this 42 stories, represents new era of high floors of 14 feet for residential. Think about in 2010 we built Eleven Times Square Office Tower, 40 stories and 601 feet, or Hearst Tower in 2006, 46 stories, 590 feet, btw Avalon Dobro is 590 feet and 58 stories, Orion is 604 feet and 58 stories too. So new 42 residentials at 556 feet is real progress already, we shouldn’t be a Hong Kong or Dubai copycat!

  7. Btw, tallest in Southern Brooklyn, 1501 Vorhies ave tower is about 28 stories now. ALMOST TOP OUT, ONLY MECHANOCAL FLOOR LEFT ON THE ROOF. 321 FEET HIGH AND 28 STORIES. Have already made impact on the once sleepy former fishermen village and tallest 6-7 story high buildings nearby. NY YIMBY should take a note on this quickly sprouting tower, whose vertical construction just started in April, but now almost top out, made of poured concrete, without tower crane!

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