The rental building that replaced a 50-year-old diner at the intersection of West 43rd Street and Eleventh Avenue has now topped out. Developed by the Moinian Group, the 13-story building will bring 164 apartments, including seven penthouse apartments, to Hell’s Kitchen.
The project was first announced in the summer of 2015. At that time, Moinian, who owns the land, decided not to renew the lease with the Market Diner, a star-shaped restaurant that was once a favorite of Frank Sinatra. Construction got underway in March 2016, and it’s taken a little over a year for the building to top out.
Designed by CetraRuddy, the building will offer residents amenities like a private sundeck, a cafe, a gym, and a rooftop space designed in collaboration with HM White.
“This luxury residential property is the next step in our expansion along the Far West Side,” Joseph Moinian, the Moinian Group’s CEO, said in a statement. “We look forward to helping meet the significant demand for additional residential units in this continually growing area, and to the neighborhood’s ongoing evolution as a vibrant, 24/7 live/work/play district.”
Leasing on the property is expected to get underway sometime next year. This development is just a short walk away from Moinian’s Sky rental building, the largest rental building in the city. Moinian is also developing the office supertall at 3 Hudson Boulevard, in Hudson Yards, just a little bit south of their rental buildings.