232 East 54th Street Tops Out at 420 Feet in Midtown East

232 East 54th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Construction at 232 East 54th Street has topped out. The structure stands 420 feet tall above Midtown East and is being designed by Ismael Leyva Architects. YIMBY last reported that Elk Investors was listed as the exclusive developer of the building, but ownership may have fully transferred to Mossanen Group and an LLC known as East 54th St. Properties. The tower was originally slated to only rise around 20 stories, but this scope was doubled to 40.

New photos show the completed reinforced concrete structure.

Looking at the eastern elevation. Photo by Michael Young

The ground floor facing West 54th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Looking up at the main northern elevation. Photo by Michael Young

The western elevation. Photo by Michael Young

The installation of the curtain wall has yet to begin and it is uncertain when work will commence. Blue-colored gypsum boards cover the majority of the open spaces where the windows and curtain wall panels will eventually go.

The tower will contain a total of 130 rental units and ground-floor retail space along East 54th Street. Residential amenities will include a fitness center, a shared rooftop terrace, an outdoor entertainment space, a laundry room, and a bicycle storage room. The rendering below shows the top of the structure with an illuminated crown across all four sides.

Rendering of 232 East 54th Street – Ismael Leyva Architects

The closest subway trains from the site are the E and M, found to the west at the Lexington Avenue-53rd Street subway station. Also nearby is the Lexington Avenue-59th Street station, servicing the N, R, and W trains.

A formal completion date for 232 West 54th Street has not been finalized, though sometime next year seems likely.

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1 Comment on "232 East 54th Street Tops Out at 420 Feet in Midtown East"

  1. I’ve seen far worse. And good for doubling the height!

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