While luxury residential towers like 432 Park Avenue have garnered all the attention surrounding Midtown's recent construction boom, the neighborhood is also beginning to see a new crop of office towers sprout up as well. One of the first to be completed, the 20-story, 75,000-square-foot boutique mid-block office tower at 34 East 51st Street is set to open in January of 2016. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the tower features a tiered, angled glass facade at the top half that contrasts with the rectangular towers that surround it. Inside, the building features amenities often reserved for luxury residential buildings, an approach often found in boutique London offices. Tenants will have access to a golf simulator, gym, storage, and a community space on the seventh floor with a concierge service, a juice bar, lounge space and an outdoor terrace.
Tenants are expected to begin moving in sometime in January 2016.
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM); Developer: Sedesco; Construction: Sciame; Program: Office; Location: Midtown East, New York, NY; Completion: January 2016.