This project is sited at the southeast corner of 39th Street and Third Avenue in Manhattan. The Third Avenue frontage consists of ground floor retail space and an entrance to an additional cellar floor retail space. Residences start on the second floor and are accessed through a lobby on the 39th street at the eastern end of the site.
The building takes advantage of Inclusionary Housing zoning incentives which result in an increase in the amount of area that could otherwise be built on the site. Additionally a high-performance façade system garners further zoning bonuses which allow the developers to transfer approximately 3,500 square feet of air rights to off-site parcels, generating more income.
The mass of the building holds the corner, with a terra cotta rainscreen-clad portion offset from the ground-floor plinth by a glassy second story that houses amenity spaces for the apartments. Above the first floor the building sets back from 39th Street on the east side of the site, providing exterior space for the second floor units and allowing views of the East River in the corner apartments. Lot-line windows at the southwest corner provide dramatic views down Third Avenue. At the roof level a common terrace provides exterior space accessible to all of the residences.
The building was designed in conjunction with 210 East 39th Street, an adjacent property by the same developer.