Anbau Enterprises Celebrates Groundbreaking for 39 West 23rd Street in Flatiron, Manhattan

39 West 23rd Street, rendering by COOKFOX39 West 23rd Street. Rendering by COOKFOX

In an official groundbreaking event, Anbau Enterprises and COOKFOX Architects have celebrated the start of construction at 39 West 23rd Street. The dual-tower, ground-up condominium development will rise 24 stories with a shared central courtyard just west of Madison Square Park.

Anbau Enterprises celebrates groundbreaking at 39 West 23rd Street, photo via Anbau

The storied site was formerly home to FAO Schwarz before the iconic toy emporium relocated to Fifth Avenue.

Upon completion, the new building will contain 118,00 square feet and 44 homes, with layouts that include both single-floor and duplex accommodations. A handful of units will also offer private outdoor terraces. Amenities are expected to include a fitness center, a lounge, children’s playroom, a communal outdoor terrace, and a 25-car automated garage in the cellar level.

Photo via Anbau

Following multiple rounds of negotiations with the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the local community Board, and the City Planning Commission, Anbau also agreed to include four affordable rental units available at 80 percent AMI.

39 West 23rd Street, rendering by COOKFOX

39 West 23rd Street, rendering by COOKFOX

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3 Comments on "Anbau Enterprises Celebrates Groundbreaking for 39 West 23rd Street in Flatiron, Manhattan"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: Come on! Construction contain content on groundbreaking and beautiful terrace.

  2. The 24th St side of this lot is where the notorious/noted architect Stanford White’s house was located. It’s the one that collapsed into a pile of bricks in 2007. This is also the location where his relationship with Evelyn Nesbit occured–the one that later led to his murder at the hands of her future husband.

  3. is the facade precast stone, concrete, stucco or metal panels, cant really tell from the limited renderings available?

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