Construction has passed the halfway point on 50 East 112th Street, the tallest tower in the Sendero Verde mixed-use complex in East Harlem, Manhattan. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Jonathan Rose Companies, L+M Development Partners, and Acacia Network, the 34-story tower represents the second phase of construction and will yield 361 permanently affordable rental units for low- to moderate-income families and the formerly homeless. The edifice is rising directly to the west of the completed first phase, which encompasses a 15-story tower at 60 East 112th Street and a ten-story structure at 75 East 111th Street. The latest tower will span 395,000 square feet, making it the largest affordable Passive House development in the world. L&M Builders Group is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of East 112th Street and Madison Avenue.
Recent photos show the reinforced concrete structure surpassing the parapets of the completed components to its east, with orange netting enclosing the exposed floor plates and formwork supporting the new levels at the top. Façade installation has begun on the lower stories and is steadily rising on all four sides of the tower. The envelope is composed of varying shades of earth-toned masonry surrounding an orthodox window grid, creating a cohesive appearance with the first phase of the development.
King Contracting Group is leading the brick façade installation, which began in late August. Metal frame studs precede the final façade on the middle floors. Based on the pace of progress, the structure could top out sometime in the first half of 2023.
The building will feature a nearly 12,000-square-foot community space for Union Settlement Association for for seniors and children, a school with a gymnasium measuring 50,000 square feet, an elevated 18,000-square-foot public courtyard, and an 11,500-square-foot GreenThumb Community Garden. The entire Sendero Verde complex is reported to yield 695 units. The nearest subway is the local 6 train at the 110th Street station, at the corner of East 110th Street and Lexington Avenue.