The emerald glass skin of Ian Bruce Eichner’s 45 East 22nd Street has begun its rise. The 777-foot-tall tower’s structure is more than halfway up and the development team recently announced that sales have already surpassed the 50 percent mark.
The svelte spire designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), sports a granite base with a sculptural glass tower that gradually broadens as it ascends. The architects have said that the juxtaposition between the base and tower stems from a difference of opinion between the developer and architects. Originally, KPF proposed an all-glass tower, which Eichner felt would too strongly clash with the masonry aesthetic of the Flatiron District. Ultimately, KPF embraced a stone base and a team was sent to China to select and procure each granite piece that would be arranged in an irregular and non-linear fashion.
6sqft readers might remember that 45 East 22nd Street was voted as 2014’s Building of the Year thanks to its “champagne flute-like design” and “ambitious cantilever.”
Prices at 81-unit tower start at $2.5 million, and according to CityRealty, nine units are currently available ranging from a $4.83 million two-bedroom home on the 16th floor to a $20.75 million four-bedroom on the 56th floor. Completion is slated for 2017.
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Neighborhoods : Flatiron