A 19-story tower with 91 apartments is in the works for 200 East 39th Street. A tipster writes, "The site of the old Frontier Diner on 39th and 3rd (which burned down in 2010) is finally getting some activity. The shell of the old building has finally been torn down." Department of Buildings records confirm that such a structure, built by SK Development and designed by Rawlings Architects, will rise in that spot, anchored by retail tenants with studios, 1BRs, and 2BRs above.
Rawlings has worked on some other notable projects, like 50 Franklin and 14 West 14th Street, and this building seems to follow its general predilection for simply adorned, modern exteriors with layered facades. The southern-facing side will apparently have a "modern geometric design," but we can't tell yet from the renderings what it'll be. CM & Associates Construction estimates that it will be finished in the third quarter of 2014.
· 200 East 39th Street [SK Development]
· 200 East 39th Street [CM & Associates Construction]
· 200 East 39th Street in Murray Hill getting new mixed-use rental [BuzzBuzz Home]