Murray Hill

Turken House Nears Topping Out at 300 East 41st Street in Murray Hill, Manhattan

Construction is nearing topping out on Turken House, a 21-story mixed-use building at 300 East 41st Street in the MidtownManhattan neighborhood of Murray Hill. Designed by Perkins + Will for a non-profit company called The Turken Foundation, which provides Turkish students with help obtaining scholarships and job opportunities in the United States, the nearly 80,000-square-foot structure will stand 227 feet tall and yield 82 turnkey residences with both single- and double-occupancy quarters. The ground-up edifice is located at the corner of East 41st Street and Second Avenue, near both the United Nations and Grand Central Terminal, and was previously the site of two low-rise properties that were purchased for a combined $17.5 million prior to demolition. Turken House is aiming for LEED Certification with a program goal of LEED Silver Certification. Fast Track Construction is listed as the general contractor for the project.

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Korean Cultural Center’s Façade Begins to Emerge at 122-126 East 32nd Street in Murray Hill, Manhattan

Scaffolding is beginning to come down, revealing the exterior of the Korean Cultural Center of NYC, a seven-story building at 122-126 East 32nd Street in Murray Hill. Designed by SAMOO Architecture PC for Level Group, the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, NY, purchased the property for $15.8 million in March 2008, including the use of nearly 4,500 square feet of air rights. Construction broke ground in June 2018 on the 120-foot-tall project, which is planned to yield a total of 36,500 square feet and is aiming for LEED Certification.

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Korean Cultural Center of NYC Begins to Rise at 122-126 East 32nd Street in Murray Hill

The Korean Cultural Center of NYC has finally begun to rise at 122-126 East 32nd Street in Murray Hill. The Midtown site, which is located between Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue South, had sat dormant since excavation was completed following the official groundbreaking ceremony in June 2018. The project is designed by SAMOO Architecture PC and developed by Level Group. The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, NY, purchased the property for $15.8 million in March 2008, including the use of nearly 4,500 square feet of air rights.

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540 3rd Avenue in Murray Hill, Manhattan

Permits Filed for 540 3rd Avenue in Murray Hill, Manhattan

Permits have been filed for a 17-story mixed-use building at 540 Third Avenue in Murray Hill, Manhattan. Located between East 36th Street and Third Avenue, the corner lot is also addressed as 162 East 36th Street. The development is a short walk to the 33rd Street subway station, serviced by the 6 train. Robert Gilardian of Gilar Realty is listed as the owner behind the applications.

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