Rendering Revealed for 35-Story 368 Third Avenue as Excavation Commences, in Kips Bay

368 Third Avenue. Rendering from Minrav Development's website.

Excavation work is in full swing at 368 Third Avenue in Kips Bay, the site of a new 35-story mixed-use residential tower, and today YIMBY has a first look at renderings for the project. Located between East 26th Street and East 27th Street, the building is designed by SLCE Architects. Minrav Development purchased the site from Continental Ventures and Itzhaki Acquisitions for $64 million. Plans call for a 388-foot tall, 145,000-square-foot structure yielding 100 apartments, averaging around 1,110 square feet apiece.

The preliminary rendering for 368 Third Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

Looking at the excavation through the construction fence. Photo by Michael Young

Looking at the scale of the project from across the street. Photo by Michael Young

The preliminary drawing on the construction fence shows a symmetrical eastern elevation with a fairly slender profile. The height will give the tower considerable prominence over the surrounding low-rise structures, and allow it to be seen clearly from across the East River. The mixed-use zoning allows for 368 Third Avenue to have a setback on the tenth floor and on the roof parapet.

The building will contain 3,000 square feet of retail space and amenities on the ground floor. Apartments will begin on the second floor, with three to four units from the third to 25th floors, two units per floor on the next six levels, and two penthouses on the top two floors. Amenities will include a fitness room, a residential lounge, and a children’s playroom.

The property was formerly occupied by five pre-war structures that ranged from four to six stories high and housed 53 apartments. They were demolished after Continental individually purchased each building for a total of just under $50 million.

Minrav estimates a completion date in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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6 Comments on "Rendering Revealed for 35-Story 368 Third Avenue as Excavation Commences, in Kips Bay"

  1. Much appreciated for details on development. I like the rendering shown.

  2. another nothing to it going up. really look at it….there is nothing to it but one thing…ugliness.

  3. Jackson Pollack | June 14, 2019 at 1:32 pm | Reply

    What idiot at the Building Department is allowing all this ugliness to be built? All these tall towers in that neighborhood look horrible. This area should be limited to no higher than 7 or 8 stories.

  4. That only looks like two walkups were demolished. Maybe they transferred air rights from the other three?

  5. Alexander Riccio | November 13, 2019 at 2:11 pm | Reply

    I just walked by this today. More than 100 units, and no provisions for parking?

  6. The birds fleeing the site as pictured in the rendering are ominous. Thinking of abandoning the city myself.

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