Developer Ian Bruce Eichner stepped into the void at 1800 Park Avenue a few months back, with fresh plans for a site abandoned years ago, after MLB withdrew its promise to base its cable network there. Eichner paid $65 million for the site (purchased from Vornado), and the Post has some details on the plans. (The rendering to the right is the project's former incarnation. Have new ones? We'll take 'em!)
When built according to Eichner's plans, 1800 Park will be 320 feet tall?the neighborhood's tallest building?and consist of two towers. The project will be built under the 80/20 program, so there will be about 380 market-rate rentals (with rents around $60/square foot) and 120 affordable ones. The architects at ODA?the same folks behind 241 Fifth Avenue, Franklin Place, and that crazy apartment with the 30' waterfall?are on board to design the new project.
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· Troubled Harlem Park Development May Be Back in Action [Curbed]
· Harlem Park coverage [Curbed]