United Arab Emirates Consulate’s Façade Takes Shape at 315 East 46th Street in Midtown East

315 East 46th Street,. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill

The curtain wall of 315 East 46th Street is quickly taking shape in the Midtown East neighborhood of Turtle Bay. The nine-story reinforced concrete structure topped out earlier this year and will be the home of the consulate of the United Arab Emirates. Plaza Construction is building the 145-foot tall structure, which is designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Fisher Brothers.

New photos show the façade on both sides of the mechanical hoist along East 46th Street mostly installed.

The construction hoist is still up and is the last portion of the southern elevation without the façade, Photo by Michael Young

The main elevation and façade of 315 East 46th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Looking at the southern end of the building. Photo by Michael Young

The curtain features a number of vertical fins made of stone or precast concrete with narrow panels of glass in between. These vertical elements thicken as they approach the base of the building. A flat roof parapet caps the superstructure.

The eastern wall does not have any windows and is rendered to show a blank, supposedly stone-clad wall with a large engraved emblem on the bottom corner of the edifice. 315 East 46th Street is one of two new consulates located near the United Nations, along with 821 First Avenue, the future consulate home for the Republic of Turkey. This is located at the end of East 46th Street along First Avenue.

Work on 315 East 46th Street is expected to be completed in January 2020.

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4 Comments on "United Arab Emirates Consulate’s Façade Takes Shape at 315 East 46th Street in Midtown East"

  1. At first sight and just a moment ago, I see your photos show new progress. Standing by beautiful curtain wall, I’m not drunk and disorderly to look at its beautifully viewed on structure’s size. (Thanks to Michael Young)

  2. I dig this building.

  3. Reminds me of the twins.

  4. So much like the twin towers….

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