301 E 50

There has been much progress on the façade of COOKFOX Architects' 301 E 50 since the previous update. Limestone panels have now been installed on two-thirds of the 29-story tower, with windows installed on the bottom third. Yet to be installed are the brise soleil sunshade elements on the windows, which will help to reduce solar heat gain.

When completed, the tower will bring 57 units to its Midtown East neighborhood.

Looking east on East 50th Street.

Southwest corner from 2nd Avenue.

Southwest corner from 2nd Avenue.

Southwest corner of the podium from 2nd Avenue.

South façade from East 50th Street.

Southeast corner from East 50th Street.

West façade from 2nd Avenue.

Northwest corner from 2nd Avenue.

Limestone façade panels.

Limestone façade panel.

Limestone façade panel detail.

Southwest corner façade detail.

Architects: COOKFOX Architects; Developer: CBSK Ironstate; Program: Residential; Location: Midtown East, New York, NY; Completion: 2015.