Demolition work is ramping up at 343 Madison Avenue, the site of a ane,050-human foot commercial supertall in Midtown East and number seven on our terminate-of-twelvemonth countdown. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Boston Properties, the 55-story structure will rise from a 25,000-square-foot rectangular site between East 44th and 45th Streets that is currently occupied past a fifteen-story edifice that formerly housed the Metropolitan Transportation Authorization headquarters. The new tower will yield 832,613 square anxiety of office infinite, 5,357 square anxiety of retail space, and five,357 foursquare feet of subterranean circulation paths to Grand Central Terminal and the future East Side Access project. Rezoning plans for 343 Madison Artery were approved by the Metropolis Council in mid November.
Not much change is outwardly visible since our concluding update in September. The entire building remains covered in black netting and metal scaffolding. We should really showtime to run into momentum choice up next year as the one-time structure is dismantled level by level.
Electric current renderings of 343 Madison Avenue give usa a street-level perspective looking down Madison Avenue with the double-height lobby space and a corner archway leading to the Long Isle Railroad.
The most prominent architectural characteristic of the pattern is the series of large multi-story trusses spanning the setbacks in the building massing. These sections are shown to exist highlighted with bronze-colored walls and lined with landscaped terraces overlooking the Midtown skyline. The structure culminates in a rectangular glass book housing a light-green wall tucked underneath a flat roof parapet.
The following renderings beneath give us a sense of the scale and presence of 343 Madison Avenue amidst the Midtown skyline. Ane of the chief highlights that distinguishes the pattern from the surrounding towers is its series of large-scale diagonal trusses in front of bronze-colored walls. Above these sections appear to exist multiple outdoor terraces populated with tall trees and amenity spaces stretching as high as the top level. The building is capped with a multi-story space with a soaring ceiling heights and a green wall enclosed in glass on all sides. Floodlights will illuminate the vegetation and act equally the focal point of the crown for 343 Madison Avenue.
The rendering below is oriented looking northward at the tiptop of the eastern and southern elevations, where the elevator core extends in a higher place the roof parapet. This rectilinear role of the superstructure would be enclosed with metallic panels interspersed with thin vertical strips of glass that expose parts of the egress staircases.
YIMBY last reported that digging for 343 Madison Avenue is expected to begin erstwhile next twelvemonth, and construction is anticipated to be completed by 2026.
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