A topping out ceremony was held last week at 50 United Nations Plaza, the new luxury condominium at the corner of First Avenue and East 46th Street, across from the United Nations Headquarters.
The tower is being developed by Zeckendorf Development, LLC with Eyal Ofer’s Global Holdings, Inc.
“As this new architectural residential landmark designed by Foster + Partners moves forward, we are excited to see great interest from potential buyers who view New York City as the world’s premier destination in which to live and work,” said Arthur Zeckendorf, co-chairman of Zeckendorf Development, LLC.
The ceremony celebrated the completion of the concrete structure of the development.
The project came out of the ground in November, 2012 and includes 88 units, as well as 4,000 s/f of commercial space at its base.
Residences will range in size from one-bedroom apartments up to 1,147 s/f, two bedrooms from 1,132 to more than 2,600 s/f of space, three bedrooms from 2,600 s/f, and full-floor homes of approximately 6,000 s/f, as well as a two-floor penthouse with close to 10,000 s/f of space.
The penthouse also includes a terrace and outdoor swimming pool.
This is the first residential building in the United States designed by architects Foster + Partners.
The exterior has deep bay windows unified by a horizontal grid of stainless steel tubes that wrap around the building.Reflective panels run vertically between each of the faceted bays.
“50 United Nations Plaza will undoubtedly be a landmark new luxury residential destination,” said William Lie Zeckendorf.