Window installation is underway at 232 East 54th Street, a topped-out residential building in Midtown East. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects, the extruded square-shaped, reinforced concrete structure rises 420 feet tall and features a simple grid of windows on all four sides. Elk Investors was listed as the exclusive developer of the building, though ownership may have fully transferred to Mossanen Group and an LLC known as East 54th St. Properties, as per YIMBY’s previous updates on the construction site.
Photos show the state of construction and the progress of the installation of the large windows. Meanwhile, more work on the crown has been completed since YIMBY’s last update in August 2019.
The development will contain 130 rental units atop ground-floor retail space along East 54th Street. Residential amenities include a fitness center, a shared rooftop terrace, an outdoor entertainment space, a laundry room, and a bicycle storage room. 232 East 54th Street was originally slated to only rise around 20 stories, but was later doubled to 40 stories. A rendering of the structure shown below depicts the nighttime appearance with an illuminated crown.
The closest transit options from 232 East 54th Street are the E and M trains, found to the west at the Lexington Avenue-53rd Street subway station by the Citigroup Center, aka 610 Lexington Avenue. Also nearby is the Lexington Avenue-59th Street station, servicing the N, R, and W trains.
A completion date for 232 West 54th Street has not been announced, though it’s possible that work could finish sometime before the end of the year.