Curtain wall installation is nearing completion at 685 First Avenue, the 43-story residential tower in Midtown East from Solow Building Company. Designed by Richard Meier & Partners Architects, the tower is composed of a minimalist extruded rectangular massing clad in black glass. When completed, the tower will offer 556 residential rental and condo units in Solow Building Company's first condominium project. An architectural cut-out spanning the 27th and 28th floors marks the transition from rentals to condos.
Architect: Richard Meier & Partners Architects; Developer: Sheldon Solow; Program: Residential; Location: Kips Bay, New York, NY; Completion: 2018.