Construction has passed the halfway point on 199 Chrystie Street, a 14-story, 39,188-square-foot condominium building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Progress has been swift since YIMBY’s last visit in April 2019, when excavation was still underway. Located near the intersection of Chrystie Street and Stanton Street, the project is designed by R. Wade Johnson Design and is being developed by KD Sagamore Capital, which purchased the plot for $20 million. Two buildings, 199 and 201 Chrystie Street, were demolished to clear the way for the new development.
Photos show the reinforced concrete structure beginning to reveal its signature staggered form. The outlines for the angled floor-to-ceilings windows are marked on the ceilings of the floor plates, and are also apparent from the placement of the diagonally oriented wooden railings. Lots of temporary supports and formwork are buttressing the structure as the poured concrete settles. Curtain wall installation should happen later this year.
The main rendering shows L-shaped volumes that interlock with one another like a giant Tetris grid. Flanking the ends of the building are double-height spaces for each unit enclosed by two-story, floor-to-ceiling windows. After a setback on the 11th floor, the building continues to a flat roof parapet and is topped with a black-colored mechanical unit.
Each unit will measure around 2,565 square feet. A shared rooftop terrace will provide views over the Lower East Side and Sara D. Roosevelt Park.
199 Chrystie Street is slated to be finished in April 2021, as indicated on the construction fence rendering.