Construction Update: 685 First Avenue

Southeast corner.

Superstructure has topped out and curtain wall installation is nearing completion 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.

Close-up of the façade at the southeast corner.

Southeast corner from First Avenue.

East façade.

West façade from East 39th Street.

Architect: Richard Meier & Partners Architects; Developer: Sheldon Solow; Program: Residential; Location: Kips Bay, New York, NY; Completion: 2018.