Progress at 222 East 44th Street , aka the Summit, is quickly wrapping up. The landscaped courtyard and main entrance are both underway, with the finishing touches of stone materials and accompanying landscaping steadily being installed. The all-glass structure rises 556 feet above the Midtown neighborhood of Turtle Bay, totaling 43 floors. Handel Architects designed the building while Escobar Design is handling the interiors. BLDG Management is the developer and Douglas Elliman is in charge of leasing and marketing for the 355,600 square foot tower.
222 East 44th Street
Construction on the 43-story residential tower at 222 East 44th Street, in Midtown, is moving fast. The structure, dubbed Summit, is already topped out, and façade installation is underway. Now, thanks to new renderings by Binyan Studios, we have a chance to see what’s coming to the building’s base.
Construction is now seven stories above street level on the 42-story, 429-unit mixed-use building under development at 212 East 44th Street (a.k.a. 222 East 44th Street), in Midtown East. The structure can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by Tectonic. The latest building permits indicate the project will measure 361,354 square feet and rise 556 feet above street level.
BLDG Management Company has landed a $254 million construction loan for their planned mixed-use project spanning 212-222 East 44th Street, in Midtown East, per Commercial Observer. YIMBY reported on the project’s design competition earlier in 2015, and a 42-story, 429-unit building is planned, with 87 apartments to be set aside as lottery-allocated housing. On the ground floor, 7,160 square feet of retail space is planned.
Back in January, Crain’s New York featured an article on “the baron of bland buildings,” aka Gene Kaufman. In the piece, the architect can be seen next to two different building models, one of which YIMBY has…