New Rendering, Façade Installation Half-Finished for 1050 Sixth Avenue, Midtown, Manhattan

ML House, rendering by Gene KaufmanML House, rendering by Gene Kaufman

Progress is moving forward on a new rental building in the heart of Midtown. After topping out in November 2017, 1050 Sixth Avenue’s glass and façade installation have now reached halfway up. The 24-story building is rising half a block away from Bryant Park. Skyline Developers is responsible for the project.

1050 Sixth Avenue

1050 Sixth Avenue

The sidewalk signage for ML House has been installed this week, marking the release of their teaser website. The building was given the name ML because it is the Roman numeration for 1050. The new rendering on site reveals two alterations to the design. The fitness center with views of Sixth Avenue appears to have been repositioned, and two columns have been added to the framed view of the mid-structure outdoor space.

ML House living room, image by Gene Kaufman

ML House lounge, image by Gene Kaufman

The 261-foot tall structure yields 62,880 square feet of residential space. 62 apartments will be created, averaging 1,014 square feet apiece. Sizes of apartments range from studio to three-bedrooms. Despite the large floor plates, units are being sold as rentals.

1050 Sixth Avenue

1050 Sixth Avenue

The prolific Gene Kaufman Architect is responsible for the design, a departure from his usually bland hotel buildings. The fiber-reinforced concrete and large windows resemble the style of starchitect Robert A.M. Stern, with the exception of the five asymmetrical terraces on the top floors.

ML House lobby, image by Gene Kaufman

ML House lobby, image by Gene Kaufman

Interiors for the building offer a familiar minimalist touch, with flairs of natural stone among blonde wood. Amenities include a fitness center, lounge, and a second-floor terrace.

1050 Sixth Avenue from Bryant Park

1050 Sixth Avenue from Bryant Park

Leasing and marketing will start in Fall of 2018, with completion expected by the end of the year.

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2 Comments on "New Rendering, Façade Installation Half-Finished for 1050 Sixth Avenue, Midtown, Manhattan"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: Call crowd come here, and look up to brand-new facade.

  2. I think Kaufman’s more often been criticized as gauche than bland, especially from his hotel-boom work a decade ago (http://www.gkapc.com/fairfield-inn-by-marriott/). That said, this building fits in nicely, as does a lot of his recent work.

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