Midtown East


605-foot Office Tower by SOM Revealed for 415 Madison Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan

An Environmental Assessment Statement reveals plans for a 40-story tower designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill at 415 Madison Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan. The applicant 415 Madison Avenue LLC is seeking special permits as part of the ULURP process to construct a 605-foot-tall commercial building on the northeast corner of Madison Avenue and East 48th Street. Rudin Management currently owns the site, which houses a 24-story structure yielding 270,000 square feet of boutique office space. It opened in 1955 and has floor plates ranging from 5,000 to 15,000 square feet.

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Existing ground floor conditions at Lever House - Courtesy of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

SOM Reveals Restoration Plans for the Historic Lever House at 390 Park Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is now reviewing proposals from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to renovate and restore the historic Lever House at 390 Park Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan. Scope of work for the proposed alterations includes replacement of non-original plaza paving and bases, the installation of new signage and stainless steel doors, a new entrance into the Casa Lever restaurant on the ground floor, and the replacement of aluminum panelling and glass storefronts at the ground floor. The design team will also restore exterior stone, metal, and ceiling materials around the property.

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232 East 54th Street. All images courtesy of NYC Housing Connect

Affordable Housing Lottery Launches for 232 East 54th Street in Midtown East, Manhattan

The affordable housing lottery has launched for The Gilroy, a 40-story tower at 232 East 54th Street in Midtown East, Manhattan. Designed by Ismael Leyva, the Art Deco-inspired high-rise yields 130 units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 40 units for residents at 70 to 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $45,566 to $167,570.

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175 Park Avenue

Arts and Cultural Program Announced for 175 Park Avenue’s Public Access Space in Midtown East

Last week TF Cornerstone and RXR Realty, development partners of the Grand Hyatt New York redevelopment in Midtown East, announced a cultural program at 175 Park Avenue with New York City-based non-profit Public Art Fund and Lord Cultural Resources. This will include public art installations, community events, and programming inside and around the Skidmore Owings & Merrill-designed skyscraper.

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