Midtown East

The Ford Foundation Building. Photo by Addison Godel/Flickr.

12-Story Ford Foundation Building At 320 East 43rd Street To Get Renovations, Midtown East

The Ford Foundation Building, located at 320 East 43rd Street, in Midtown East, will be getting a $190 million renovation, according to the New York Times. The 12-story, 287,500 square-foot office building, a city individual and interior landmark, was designed by Kevin Roche John Dinkello and Associates (KRJDA) and completed in 1968. It does not meet current-day building codes and the city is requiring its owners to install updates before 2019. In addition, the building’s office floors and suites will be modernized, and an art gallery, visitors’ center, and a 10th floor assembly space will be added. Gensler is designing the two-year renovation, and Raymond Jungles will be incorporating new indoor landscaping. The property is known for its unique 174-foot-high atrium and elaborate garden terraces.


View from the 32nd floor of Halcyon at 305 East 51st Street. All photographs by Evan Bindelglass unless otherwise noted.

Checking Out the Views And Lobby at Halcyon, 305 East 51st Street

People are already living at Halcyon, HFZ Capital Group’s 123-unit development at 305 East 51st Street in Midtown East, but construction is still incomplete. The retail space along Second Avenue is still being built, as are the 32nd and 33rd floor duplex penthouse units. The lobby, however, was recently completed and YIMBY got a look at it, a fourth floor model unit, and the views from one of the penthouses.

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Rendering of 426-432 East 58th Street by Foster + Partners.

Demolition Permits Obtained For Bauhouse’s 900-Foot Tower At 428-432 East 58th Street, Sutton Place

The Bauhouse Group’s planned 900-foot-tall residential development near the East Side’s Sutton Place has been in the works for months and now tangible progress is about to happen. The developer has obtained demolition permits for the assemblage at 428-432 East 58th Street, it announced Monday. 426 East 58th Street will remain, though air rights were purchased from it. In addition to the demolition permit announcement, a new rendering of the tower has been made public, and can be seen above. The tower, which evokes both the Rafael Viñoly-designed 432 Park Avenue and the Herzog & de Meuron-designed 56 Leonard Street, has been designed by London-based architect Norman Foster of Foster + Partners.

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172 Madison Avenue

33-Story, 69-Unit Residential Tower Up To 14 Stories At 172 Madison Avenue, Midtown East

Over a year ago, YIMBY reported on schematic drawings for a 33-story, 69-unit mixed-use tower at 172 Madison Avenue, in Midtown East, and earlier this year, we revealed renderings of the Karl Fischer-designed building. Construction kicked off last spring and now the structure is 14 stories above street level, courtesy of photos by Tectonic. Although not apparent, glass installation has also begun. The building’s ground floor will feature 4,361 square feet of retail space, and condo units will average 1,795 square feet apiece. Tessler Development is developing and completion is expected in 2016.


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