Another possible design has emerged for Kuafu Properties’ planned project at the old Subway Inn site on the Upper East Side. Though any sort of development plans have yet to be confirmed, this is the second design for the site, following the one unveiled in February this year for a 1,000-foot building to be designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox.
This current design has been created by Archilier Architects, 6sqft reports, and will stand 1,240 feet tall if the project goes through. That would make it just 10 feet shorter than the Empire State Building. That height would also make it the Upper East Side’s tallest tower by a long stretch.
Kuafu purchased a six-building site (including the Subway Inn) last year for $300 million, and that assemblage is speculated as the likely site for this tower. Curbed reached out to Archilier for confirmation on the design and the project, and is waiting to hear back.