New Rendering Reveals 141 East 47th Street’s Art Deco-Inspired Details in Midtown East, Manhattan

131-141 East 47th Street, designed by Ismael Leyva Architects.

A new rendering has been revealed for 141 East 47th Street, a 35-story residential tower in Midtown East. Excavation is underway for the 183,310-square-foot project designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Silverback Development. The latter was brought on by Hopson Development Holdings, which previously purchased the parcel for $115 million in December 2019 from the original developers, New Empire Real Estate. The property will contain a mix of studios through two-bedroom units averaging around $1.5 million apiece, as well as 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

The new illustration features greater detail than the previous rendering from our last article, showcasing the illumination of the ornate Art Deco-inspired crown. Depicted at dusk, 141 East 47th Street is shown with numerous setbacks toward the top of its symmetrical massing, a design that pays homage to the classic style of New York’s earliest skyscrapers. The edifice is enclosed in a uniform façade of floor-to-ceiling glass and thin dark-colored metal panels that emphasize the verticality of the structure among the abutting low-rise neighbors. The perimeter columns that span the ground level and first several stories feature lighting similar to the crown components, adding to the building’s cohesiveness.

Meanwhile, photos from the project site, which is located between Park and Lexington Avenues, show excavation activity continuing on the plot.

141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Below is the previous rendering for 141 East 47th Street.

141 East 47th Street. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects

Though far from the supertall status of the nearby 270 Park Avenue behemoth or Kohn Pedersen Fox’s completed One Vanderbilt, 141 East 47th Street’s classic design and sleek exterior will certainly contribute nicely to this section of Midtown.

Construction on 141 East 47th Street is estimated to be completed sometime next year.

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7 Comments on "New Rendering Reveals 141 East 47th Street’s Art Deco-Inspired Details in Midtown East, Manhattan"

  1. Actually , the site is located between Lexington and Third Ave not Lex and Park

  2. David : Sent From Heaven. | April 12, 2021 at 9:19 am | Reply

    Thanks to a new rendering has been revealed.

  3. David in Bushwick | April 12, 2021 at 10:47 am | Reply

    Nice design.
    The deli building to the left is an absolute gem.

  4. Anthony Romeo | April 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm | Reply

    What considerations have been made regarding the 4th utility, know as DAS? As cellular coverage will be on everyone’s mind if they’re not able to use their cell phone.

  5. This will certainly be a great addition to the area. Such a lovely design.

  6. Looks pretty good

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