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Turkey proceeds with plans for its 32-story Midtown East consulate

The shiny crescent-shaped tower will offer 20 residential units, commercial space, and more

The Turkish consulate has officially filed plans for their Turkevi Center, a 35-story Perkins Eastman-designed tower where members of the Republic of Turkey will take shelter, among other things, once built, reports YIMBY.

The crescent-inspired building will rise 563 feet high at 821 United Nations Plaza, on the corner of 46th Street and First Avenue, and will incorporate 102,000 square feet of commercial space into its first 15 floors. This area is where offices, conference rooms, passport and visa centers, and a multi-purpose prayer room will reside.

Residential units will begin on the 20th floor and will offer 20 apartments averaging about 2,045 square feet each. Residents will get to enjoy amenities that include access to the building’s fitness center, three outdoor terraces on floors seven, eleven, and seventeen, and a 20-car parking garage.

The site currently sits a 12-story building, owned by the consulate that will soon be demolished. Pending all goes according to plan, the building is expected to be completed sometime in 2018 and will seek to obtain LEED silver certification.