While it won't be anywhere near as tall as 432 Park Avenue, Rafael Viñoly is bringing another skyline-altering tower to Manhattan, and YIMBY's gleaned first renderings of what that 52-story condo development will look like. Much in Viñoly fashion, the 705-foot-tall tower at 281 Fifth Avenue will be slender and square, owing in part to the small lot it'll rise on at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 30th Street. Developer Victor Homes filed permits for the tower in early May, which revealed that the tower will have 141 condos averaging 1,500 square feet apiece.
YIMBY points out, and permit filings confirm, that apartments in the building will range from two to four per floor with full-floor apartments on floors eight, 49, and 50. The building will also have 7,900-square-feet of retail space on the ground and second floors, as well as a gym and spa, lounge, and library for residents.
By comparison to other buildings in the neighborhood, the tower will be relatively tall. The Flatiron Building, just eight blocks south, rises only 285 feet. Ian Bruce Eichner's nearby cantilevering tower of condos, the tallest in the Flatiron District, will stand 777 feet.
Demolition of the squat three-story building at the site is now complete, with the new tower expected by 2018.
· Revealed: 281 Fifth Avenue, 52-Story NoMad Condo Tower Designed By Viñoly [YIMBY]
· Rafael Viñoly's Tall Tower o' Nomad Condos Makes Progress [Curbed]
· All 281 Fifth Avenue coverage [Curbed]