The Gene Kaufman designed-1050 Sixth Avenue, dubbed ML House, is making significant progress in the heart of Midtown, Manhattan. In a break from the architect’s norm, the building will not be hospitality-minded; rather, it will yield 24 floors of apartments, as well as ground-floor retail space. The site is half a block away from Bryant Park, with access to several subway lines just a few blocks in any direction. Orin Wilf’s Garden Homes and Skyline is responsible for the development.
Construction has moved along quickly since our last update in October of 2017. The building has since topped-out, with three floors of panels visibly installed. The building is being clad with glass fiber reinforced concrete, colored with a warm tan tone.
The 261-foot tall structure will yield 54,360 square feet within, with 51,660 square feet dedicated to residential use, and 2,700 square feet for ground-floor commercial-retail use. 62 apartments will be created, averaging over 800 square feet apiece, indicating rentals.
Residents will have access to a fitness center, lounge, second-floor terrace, as well as having oversized windows. Some units will include private outdoor terraces. Rooms vary in size from studio to three-bedrooms.
Citi Habitats New Developments is responsible for marketing, which is expected to commence this summer. Completion is expected by the end of 2018.