Construction is underway at 685 First Avenue, the 42-story residential tower in Murray Hill from Richard Meier & Partners Architects. The tower, composed of a minimalist extruded rectangular massing, will offer 556 residential rental and condo units in the first black glass clad building. An architectural cut-out spanning the 27th and 28th floors marks the transition from rentals to condos. Currently, the concrete superstructure has reached the 11th floor, marking the quarter height mark.
Architect: Richard Meier & Partners Architects; Developer: Sheldon Solow; Program: Residential; Location: Kips Bay, New York, NY; Completion: 2018.