In late 2014, Bjarke Ingels Group filed a permit application for a new apartment building at146 East 126th Street in Harlem. Given the potent cocktail of the project's developer,
Extell [Update: Extell's not involved with this project.] Blumenfeld Group, and its architect, the wunderkind himself, of course something bananas was bound to come from it, even if it's both Extell and Bjarke's first Harlem projects. New York YIMBY got their hands on a few preliminary renderings from the project, and they show an undulating, porous-looking facade along 126th Street, with a cantilevering rear over Blumenfeld Group's neighboring Gotham Plaza. YIMBY says that the building will have 233 apartments, which are tentatively broken down into 66 studios, 145 one-bedrooms, and 22 two-bedrooms.
According to its Schedule A, the 11-story building will have amenities similar to Extell's other projects throughout the city like a virtual reality room, pool, golf simulator, bar, a gym, yoga room, and parking. 47 of the 233 apartments will be priced below market rate.
· First Look: Bjarke Ingels-Designed 146 East 126th Street, Harlem [YIMBY]
· BIG's New Project Wants To Bring Fancy Amenities to Harlem [Curbed]
· All Bjarke Ingels coverage [Curbed]