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Construction Watch: The Setai at 400 Fifth Avenue

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"I haven't seen anything on Curbed about the development (Setai Midtown?) at 400 Fifth Avenue," a tipster emails. "Construction is currently at about the 8th-floor mark." True: we haven't written nearly enough about this soon-to-be 57-story tall tower, sprouting at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 36th Streets and growing like a weed as late. The tower, a joint hotel/condo project (remember those?), will serve as the second NYC outpost of The Setai of Miami; when finished in late 2010, we'll have 157 new hotel rooms, 57 hotel apartments, and 190 condos on our hands—not to mention a spa featuring an ice cave. Yes!

An article from Construction Today offers this about the architecture: "According to the architect, Gwathmey Siegel & Associates, the building's 'expressed podium establishes a sympathetic response to its immediate context of three designated landmark structures, including the nearby Empire State Building, in terms of scale, rhythm and materiality.'"

Um, sure thing! Actually, just nice to see anything this ambitious rolling full steam ahead these days.
· The Setai, New York [Construction Today]
· 400 Fifth Avenue [Gwathmey Siegel]
· 400 Fifth Avenue Discussion [Wired New York]

The Setai Fifth Avenue

400 5th Ave., New York, NY 10018