Foundation and groundwork is making headway for an upcoming rental tower at 1790-1792 Third Avenue in East Harlem. Here’s our first look at the IBI Group-Gruzen Samton-designed building that will bring some 95 new rentals to the block, where it will be the tallest structure, rising 13 stories and encompassing 48,377 gross square feet of space.
The rather austere design features a gunmetal-grey facade, a single setback at the ninth floor, and south-facing lot-line windows that are allowed because the developers secured the adjacent building’s air rights. According to the approved permits, there will be an ambulatory facility and commercial retail space at the ground floor, and residential amenities will include a roof deck and bike storage. Some upper floor units will have views overlooking the tree-filled Cherry Hill Playground, the recently rehabilitated El Barrio’s Artspace PS109, and the East River.
Spearheaded by Moshik Zemach’s Next City Real Estate, 1790 Third Avenue replaces a pair of two-story buildings the developers purchased for $5.75 million in late 2013. The project site is bounded by East 99th and 100th Streets, is three avenues east of Mount Sinai Medical Center, and is within close proximity to the Lexington Avenue Line’s 96th Street station, as well as the forthcoming Second Avenue subway line’s 96th Street station. Just a few blocks south towering rental buildings in Yorkville command significantly higher rents, and The Daily News reported in 2014 that nearby residents are leery this new project will increase their rents.
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