301 E 50

Construction Update:

Work is well underway at COOKFOX's 29-story, 57 unit residential tower in Midtown East, with concrete reaching the 7th floor slab. According to the building's website, the architects' inspiration draws from both the art of French Modernism and the science behind sustainable building practices. The facade will be clad in zinc and panels of Indiana limestone, providing thermal mass to help regulate temperature shifts inside the building in both summer and winter. The windows are a key feature of the building, providing ample daylighting at the corners and moderating heat gain with the help of the brise soleil sunshade system attached to each window unit. COOKFOX is also responsible for the project's interior design.

Looking north along Second Avenue.

The corner of Second Avenue and East 50th Street.

The Second Avenue elevation.

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