YIMBY recently went to the sales launch event for the Centrale, aka 138 East 50th Street, one of the newest residential buildings to be completed in Midtown. The site is located between Third Avenue and Lexington Avenue. Pelli Clarke Pelli is the designer of the 71-story, 800-foot-tall skyscraper while SLCE Architects is the executive architect. Ceruzzi Properties is the developer of the Midtown East property. A total of 124 condominiums will be housed within the slender tower of glass and terracotta panels, which feature interiors by Champalimaud. Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is handling both sales and marketing.
The rain and fog may have settled over the city during the event, but they did not impede the impressive views of notable landmarks like the Chrysler Building, the General Electric Building, and the Citigroup Center at 601 Lexington Avenue. 138 East 50th Street is surrounded by a diverse mix of architecture from multiple time periods on all sides. The residential units will take up approximately 253,000 square feet and be spread across 63 floors.
One Vanderbilt made a quick surprise appearance when the fog began to lift. It rises behind the MetLife building, and will be another great addition to the skyline. The illuminated crown will be quite visible to future residents.
The closest subways include the 6 train at the 51st Street station and the E and M trains at Lexington Avenue – 53rd Street station.