Construction is finishing up on Murray, a 35-story residential tower at 509 Third Avenue in Murray Hill, Manhattan. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Kahen Properties with Lalezarian Properties under the Third and Thirty Four LLC, the 386-foot-tall structure will span 166,917 square feet and yield 229 rental units with an average scope of 692 square feet, as well as 8,253 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and a private 30-foot-long yard. Charlton Development Group is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the corner of Third Avenue and East 34th Street.
Façade installation was still progressing on the wide southern elevation and slim western profile facing Third Avenue and East 34th Street at the time of our last update in the beginning of the year. Since then, most of the scaffolding and construction netting has been dismantled, revealing the completed look of the exterior, which is composed of floor-to-ceiling glass framed with light gray paneling. Work is still finishing up on the ground floor, but should conclude in the coming weeks.
A small section of scaffolding still remains on the northeastern corner of 509 Third Avenue as crews finish up work on the façade and stacked balconies.
Crews are in the process of installing the large windows for the ground-floor retail frontage. Barricades and metal fencing temporarily redirect pedestrian traffic around the site until the new sidewalks are formed.
A metal canopy bearing the word Murray sits above the sidewalk along Third Avenue where the main entrance to the residential component is located.
Capping the tower is a crown adorned with vertical fins. An amenity suite will be housed on the top floor, which features an outdoor loggia on the southern corner behind the building’s perimeter columns.
509 Third Avenue has an anticipated completion date of fall 2023, as noted on the construction board.