Construction nears completion on Gemma Gramercy, a 20-story residential building at 202 East 23rd Street in Gramercy Park, Manhattan. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by SMA Equities, the 233-foot-tall structure is engineered to Passive House standards and will yield 95,000 square feet with 108 rental apartments in studio to two-bedroom layouts, with 28 units designated for affordable housing. KSK Construction Group is the general contractor and REAL New York is leading marketing for the project, which is located at the corner of East 23rd Street and Third Avenue on the border with Kips Bay.
At the time of our last update in January, most of the upper half of the structure remained covered in scaffolding as façade installation progressed toward the parapet. This has all since been dismantled, revealing the completed look of the exterior, which is composed of an orderly grid of floor-to-ceiling windows framed with smooth-paneled columns and horizontal bands with fluted texturing. Sidewalk scaffolding still surrounds the ground floor, but should be removed in the coming weeks as finishing touches wrap up.
The building features a distinctive cantilever on its southern elevation. The three floors below this protrusion are finished with a darker shade of gray.
Units will come with 10- to 12-foot ceiling spans. Residential amenities at Gemma Gramercy will include a fitness center, a communal lounge, coworking space, bicycle storage, and an outdoor rooftop deck with views over Gramercy and surrounding neighborhoods.
YIMBY anticipates Gemma Gramercy to be fully completed by the end of the spring.
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The little red walkup its cantilever appears to be destined to preserve in perpetuity of course is a total POS.
Air rights are a mess in New York. Such rules should be changed.
Air rights have unwelcome consequences.
Another cantilever. That red buildings value just plummeted as no one can buy it now.
The owners of the red building have cashed in big time – first, they added a sixth floor and then they sold their remaining air rights for the cantilever above. Don’t be sorry for them.
Now if they could just take some of those proceeds and make their facade suck just a little bit less. Why do I suspect that won’t happen?
Overall, this is a very solid design. I’ve seen several post-war apartment buildings on the west coast that look very mush like this building. Thankfully the cantilever is set back from the street wall, but why the darker color change beneath it?
Yes i like it thank you
New structure is approved by photos show exterior, along with an orderly grid of floor-to-ceiling windows framed with smooth-paneled columns. And horizontal bands with fluted texturing that there are well-kept fluted panels, cause it’s beautiful as I want to justification: Thanks to Michael Young.
The cantilever/air rights allowance needs to be eliminated. Should have never been allowed in the first place.