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.
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.
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.
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 should be completed sometime next year.