Not to be outdone by the bevy of skyscraper construction underway throughout Manhattan, the Flatiron District is getting its own high profile tower at 45 East 22nd Street. Developer Bruce Eichner of The Continuum Company has returned to New York with his 65-story, 777-foot tower rising near Madison Square Park and the recent One Madison. The tower, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, will eclipse the 618-foot-tall One Madison when it tops out next year.
Nestled mid block amongst the low-rise masonry and stone buildings typical of the Flatiron District, the tower's five-story base will be clad in granite. A quarry was found in China that produces a granite identical to that of Cass Gilbert's United States Custom House in Lower Manhattan from 1907. The granite coursing and bronze detailing of the entry doors and canopy will tie into the neighborhood context and welcome the tower's residents and guests.
From the 75-foot wide granite base, the glass tower will rise towards its 777-foot apex, tapering outward on the western facade to a final width of 125 feet. The tower's floor-to-ceiling glass cladding will offer panoramic views of New York and New Jersey. Eighty-three residences will be offered in a variety of configurations from simplex, duplex, full-floor and penthouse homes. Interiors designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio will take inspiration from the Art Deco and Moderne precedents of the neighborhood.
Residents will have access to five floors of amenities in the granite-clad base, including a library, fitness center, children's playroom, living room, and billiard's room. The Upper Club at the 54th floor will offer an entertainment suite with catering and demonstration kitchens for all residents.
Currently, the concrete superstructure has reached the 28th floor, slightly under the half way mark. Curtain wall installation is following behind superstructure's progress, having reached the ninth floor. Completion of the tower is slated for late 2016.
Update: Newly released renderings of the full floor residential interiors:
Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF); Interior Architect: Martin Brudnizki Design Studio; Landscape Architect: Oehme van Sweden; Developer: The Continuum Company; Program: Residential; Location: Flatiron District, New York, NY; Completion: 2016.