Construction has topped out on One East Harlem, a 19-story mixed-use building at 201 East 125th Street in Harlem. Designed by S9 Architecture, the reinforced concrete structure prominently rises above its surroundings and will yield over 420,000 square feet of newly built space. Work broke ground last summer and required the demolition of a couple low-rise structures occupying the site. Richman Group Development, Bridges Development Group, and Monadnock Development are the developers of the project, and received a mix of public and private funding from Citigroup, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and the New York City Housing Development Corporation.
Tectonic took a series of photographs that highlight the overall architectural height and the start of the brick masonry façade going in place. This can be seen on the first level above the podium section. Contrasting with the warm-colored bricks on the exterior walls of the envelope are vertical black-colored running bonds, which can be spotted next to each of the square window openings.
One East Harlem will contain 300 affordable apartments and 100 market-rate units, as well as 65,000 square feet of commercial area, 5,000 square feet for an unspecified cultural facility, and 10,000 square feet of publicly accessible outdoor space. Amenities for residents include a business center, outdoor lounge area above the podium and at the rooftop level, a fitness center, and sub-grade parking. The closest subways are the 4, 5, and 6 trains at the 125th Street station, located at the intersection of East 125th Street and Lexington Avenue. One block further to the west is the Harlem-125th Street station on Hudson Line of the Metro-North.
YIMBY last reported that occupancy is expected sometime in 2021.