Façade installation is progressing on 135 East 47th Street, a 35-story residential skyscraper, named Monogram New York, in Midtown East. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Navigation Capital Group, the 500-foot-tall structure will yield 191 condominium units in studio to two-bedroom layouts, as well as 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Cauldwell Wingate is in charge of constructing the tower, which is located between Lexington and Third Avenues. Anthology Group is the hospitality partner, while Shanghai-based Neri & Hu is the interior designer.
Significant progress has occurred since our last update in May 2022, when the reinforced concrete superstructure had recently topped out and work was just getting started on the installation of the windows on the lower levels. Since then, nearly all of the windows have been put in place and surrounded by a black façade and navy blue columns that run the height of the building. The slender eastern elevation features the same fenestration as the main southern face, while the western wall is left mostly blank and covered in black paneling divided by flat blue columns.
135 East 47th Street. Photo by Michael Young
Only the uppermost levels and multifaceted crown remain to be enclosed. Renderings show this section illuminated at nighttime with a cladding that emphasizes the structure’s verticality with extruded columns that extend beyond the parapet.
Ornamental bronze-hued elements have begun installation below the first setback on the main southern elevation. The rendering also shows these fins adorning the bottom three levels around the entrance and the upper stories below the crown.
The below aerial shot details the progress on the rear northern side of 135 East 47th Street, where the construction elevator remains attached. The gap in the façade where this is anchored will likely be filled in later this year once interior work is sufficiently complete. Overall, the building bears a strong resemblance to CetraRuddy‘s Rose Hill at 30 East 29th Street.
Residential amenities and a potential name for the building have yet to be announced, although the main rendering depicts a cutout near the top of the skyscraper in the center of the colonnade that could potentially house a partially enclosed outdoor lounge. Setbacks on the upper stories will also likely be topped with private terraces.
Monogram New York’s completion date is posted on site for the fall of 2023. Sales will launch this spring with the units ranging from studios to two-bedrooms and be marketed by CORE and start at under $1 million.
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Looks very nice. Can you disclose the price.
A hidden gem amongst Midtown East
Really nice design from top to bottom.
The crown saves it.
I hope they do a good job on it! Fingers crossed
All hail building texture!
Navy blue—who knew? Super sharp.
When the light shines on its facade I could clearly see navy blue color coming out, that run the height of the tower used by these columns make it organized and beautiful. Black also helps the structure to be camouflaged, in the heart of the big city is good: Thanks to Michael Young.