In the beginning of August, preliminary renderings were revealed (in a pseudo-scandalous fashion) of the three towers the Blumenfeld Development Group and Forest City Ratner are planning to construct atop of Harlem's East River Plaza. Now, actual sort-of-lifelike renderings of the redevelopment project have made their way to the web (h/t YIMBY). TEN Arquitectos is spearheading the design for the redevelopment of the mall between 117th Street and 119th Street on FDR Drive. Plans for the site include an open public plaza at the end of 118th Street, 25,000 square feet of cultural space, an additional 24,000 square feet of townhouse-like housing, and of course the three residential towers, rising 47, 41, and 32 stories, perched on top of the existing mall. When complete, the 47-story tower will cap-out at 575 feet, making it the tallest building in the neighborhoodtaller even than 1800 Park Avenue.
YIMBY reports that over 20-percent of the 1,100 apartmentsa whopping 25 percent!will be priced below market rate and will go to households making 30- to 60-percent or the area median income, which is $18,000 a year for an individual or $52,000 for a family of four. While the zoning is in place for the project to happen, it still has to undergo a Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) before construction can begin.
· Three-Towered Plan for East River Plaza, Harlem's New Tallest Buildings [YIMBY]
· Here Are the Three Towers That May Top the East River Plaza [Curbed]
· All East River Plaza coverage [Curbed]