131-141 East 47th Street Tops Out Over Midtown East, Manhattan

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

Construction has topped out on 131-141 East 47th Street, a 34-story residential skyscraper in Midtown East. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Lex 47th Property Owner LLC, the 500-foot-tall structure will yield 191 condominium units in studio to two-bedroom units, as well as 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Hopson Development Holdings is developing the site, which was purchased from the original developers, New Empire Real Estate. Silverback Development was brought onto the project in 2020 but is now no longer part of the building. Structure Tech New York and Cauldwell Wingate are in charge of building the project, which is located between Lexington and Third Avenues.

At the time of our last update in January, construction had just passed the halfway point. Since then, the reinforced concrete superstructure has reached its pinnacle and work has shifted to window installation on the lower levels.

141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

We can see the first set of windows being placed across the lower floors of the edifice. The dark paneling that will go in between the windows should be installed in the coming weeks.

141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

131-141 East 47th Street’s crown is visible from as far as Lexington Avenue, the culmination of the slender eastern and western profiles below. Residents on the upper floors will have views of the Midtown skyline and the East River. The nearest subways are the 6 train at the 51st Street station and the E and M lines at the connecting Lexington Avenue-53rd Street station. The 4, 5, 6, 7, Shuttle train, and Metro-North Railroad rail lines are also nearby at Grand Central Terminal.

141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Below are additional photographs taken from this past winter, just before crews reached the pinnacle and the façade began to be installed.

131-141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

131-141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

131-141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

131-141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

131-141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

131-141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

131-141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

131-141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

131-141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

131-141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

131-141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

131-141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

131-141 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young

131-141 East 47th Street should be completed sometime next year.

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7 Comments on "131-141 East 47th Street Tops Out Over Midtown East, Manhattan"

  1. David : Sent From Heaven. | May 11, 2022 at 9:21 am | Reply

    All the rooms on the same level of a skyscraper, with concrete-floored. But keep on facade and interior, exterior along behind, so go around with your photos: Thanks to Michael Young.

    • another creepy statement that is too ridiculous to decipher….”all the rooms on the same level of a skyscraper, with concrete-floored”…..??????????????

  2. I agree and was wondering if there is a “Cliff Notes” booklet available to decifier what ‘David: Sent from Heaven’ is saying?

    If so, please post where to purchase? 🤔

    • Why would you bother?! ( is there anything to learn?)
      Otherwise, nice to see some aspirational architecture at the crown.

  3. There are a hundred other buildings that look like this.

    • Please, name them. And yes, many buildings in NY have windows, spandrels, vertical elements, setbacks, decorated crowns, doors, etc. What should it look like? What’s your point?

      • Scott Preston | May 13, 2022 at 10:08 am | Reply

        Agreed, that was a rather blank and broad statement with a lack of support for any kind of argument

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