Construction is nearing topping out on Turken House, a 21-story mixed-use building at 300 East 41st Street in the Midtown, Manhattan neighborhood of Murray Hill. Designed by Perkins + Will for a non-profit company called The Turken Foundation, which provides Turkish students with help obtaining scholarships and job opportunities in the United States, the nearly 80,000-square-foot structure will stand 227 feet tall and yield 82 turnkey residences with both single- and double-occupancy quarters. The ground-up edifice is located at the corner of East 41st Street and Second Avenue, near both the United Nations and Grand Central Terminal, and was previously the site of two low-rise properties that were purchased for a combined $17.5 million prior to demolition. Turken House is aiming for LEED Certification with a program goal of LEED Silver Certification. Fast Track Construction is listed as the general contractor for the project.
It looks like work on the reinforced concrete superstructure has slowed down, adding roughly two floors since YIMBY’s last construction update back in early May. Work was last seen reaching the 15th level, which was in the midst of being outlined with wooden boards and scaffolding to help prepare for the remaining concrete pouring. From the 16th floor and onward, Turken House sets back from the street and continues with a smaller stack of rectangular levels leading up to the roof parapet.
Photographs also show no signs of façade installation yet, though the metal stud framing is being installed on the northern elevation. When finished, Turken House will feature a fenestration composed of porcelain tile panels and a multi-story decorative black metal screen designed with a geometric motif mounted on the lower half of the western side and the top portion of the northern elevation. The rest of the recessed windows on the north side of the property appear to be staggered in a varying asymmetrical layout, as depicted in the main rendering.
YIMBY last reported that the first floor and basement levels will yield a combined total of 4,200 square feet of retail and commercial spaces. Residences will occupy floors four through 15 and 17 through 21, with amenities located in the basement, the ground floor, and the second and 16th floors. These include bicycle storage, study rooms on floors six through 13, a private lounge, a laundry room on the 16th floor, a gym, a concierge, a secured entrance, a common living and dining area, and a private prayer room. The apartments are expected to come with fully equipped kitchens and free high-speed internet and cable television. Rooms would cost around $1,300 to $3,000 per month, and two or more people in a room will be charged $800 each.
A completion date for the Turken House is stated on the construction board for next spring.