45 East 22nd Street

Superstructure is close to topping out at 45 East 22nd Street. Developed by Bruce Eichner of The Continuum Company, the 65-story, 777-foot tower rising near Madison Square Park will eclipse the 618-foot-tall One Madison. The tower is designed by prolific New York architects Kohn Pedersen Fox.

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. 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 rises 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.

Completion of the tower is slated for late 2016.

View of the Met Life Tower (left), 45 E 22 (center), and One Madison (rigtht) from 5th Avenue.

Looking up at the north facade from East 23rd Street.

Looking up at the southeast corner of the tower from East 22nd Street.

Looking up at the south facade from East 22nd Street.

Looking up at the southwest corner of the tower from East 22nd Street.

Looking up at the west facade with One Madison reflected in the curtain wall.

One Madison reflected in the glass curtain wall.

Looking east on East 22nd Street.

45 East 22nd Street (center) rising above Union Square.

Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF); Interior Architect: Martin Brudnizki Design Studio; Landscape Architect: Oehme van SwedenDeveloper: The Continuum Company; Program: Residential; Location: Flatiron District, New York, NY; Completion: 2016.