A tipster living on the corner of 51st Street and Second Avenue reported last year that demolition was underway for 301 East 50th Street, a lot adjacent to the site of a crane collapse that killed seven in March 2008. Since then, a few more details have emerged about the lot's future: namely, that developer Fishman Holdings had picked up the lot and planned a Cook + Fox-designed condo building there. Now, a tipster points out that a permit has been filed for the new building at the site. Signs of life at last!
The permit calls for a 28-story building with 54 residential units. That works out to 111,429 square feet of residential space and 6,200 square feet of commercial space. Last we heard, construction was supposed to start late this year. Anyone seen renderings? Please share!
· 301 East 50th Street [DOB]
· 301 East 50th Street coverage [Curbed]