Just a few months after we checked in on construction at Bjarke Ingels’ East Harlem building, the structure is already several more stories above ground. Harlem + Bespoke snapped a photo of the construction site, which shows that the building is close to topping out.
When we last checked in with the construction site, the building was just three stories above ground. The undulating rental building was first announced in 2013. The developer Blumenfeld Development Group had brought on Ingels to replace a parking lot with a 200-odd unit building. Plans for the building were filed the following year, and revealed that a portion of the rental would cantilever over the adjacent structure.
We got a first look at Ingels’ design in 2015, and it wasn’t until October last year that construction actually got underway at the site. Once complete, this 11-story structure will feature 233 apartments that come in a mix of studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedrooms. Of those 46 will be affordable. Amenities announced so far include a fitness center, a roof garden, and a lounge.
The building will particularly stand out for its blackened stainless steel panel facade, and construction is scheduled to wrap sometime next year.