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Kips Bay May Get an Undulating Concrete Building

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Shalimar Management has unveiled new designs for a proposed 10-story residential tower set to rise at 543 Second Avenue in Kips Bay, 6sqft reports. This proposal is a revision of a previous design that was released in the summer of 2014 and called for the construction of a 12-story mixed-use building with retail on the ground floor. The design has taken a major shift as well, moving from a glassy box like structure to a concrete building with less use of glass, and undulating balconies.

The previous design would have seen the creation of 18 apartments spread out over just under 19,000 square feet of space with each of the apartments having a 92-square foot outdoor space.

It's unclear how many apartments are planned in the new structure, but the outdoor area will remain with each of the apartments having balconies. The building will have one and two bedroom apartments, according to 6sqft, but plans for this new design haven't officially been filed yet.

5D Architecture and Engineering was listed as the architect of record when the previous plans were filed, but the new renderings have been prepared by Bluarch. The latter also lists the height of the building at 11 stories as opposed to the 10 listed by 6sqft. Curbed has reached out to the developer to clarify.

This currently empty lot in Kips Bay has been in development for over a decade now. One of the first designs for the building created by ROART dates back to the early 2000s.

· New and Improved Design for Shalimar Management's 543 Second Avenue [6sqft]
· 'Rather Banal' Mixed-Use Box Coming to Kips Bay Corner [Curbed]