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Old Posted Jun 12, 2015, 7:02 PM
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Smile NEW YORK | 38 West 33rd Street | 465 FT | 41 FLOORS


Current Status: Excavation

Permits have seen slight modifications since the project was first filed; it will hold 160,029 square feet of residential space, split between 198 units, and the building will also have 5,872 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

Apartments will start on the fourth floor, with the number per level varying from five to seven, until the uppermost 34th floor, which will have only four units. The 35th and 36th floors will hold mechanicals as well as several amenity spaces, presumably indicating the tower will feature extensive outdoor areas up top.

The Stephen B. Jacobs Group is designing the project, and the design will be fairly straightforward; unlike most of the neighborhood’s new construction, it appears that the first few floors of 38 West 33rd Street will be flush with the existing street-wall, enhancing the block’s urbanity. Above the seventh floor, the bulk of the building shrinks backwards, and continues rising in a format that’s very simple, and very glassy.

At the very top, the roof looks to have some interesting design features, though the on-site rendering doesn’t give good insight into what exactly those are.

Units will average just over 800 square feet apiece, and while that could mean the building will have condos, it could also be rentals. The area is quickly undergoing a rebirth as the boundaries of “Nomad” seem to keep shifting northwards, but 30th Street seems to be the current demarcation line between the trendy Midtown South neighborhood (where condos now abound), and the more tourist-friendly areas immediately to the north.

Last edited by chris08876; Sep 11, 2015 at 8:23 PM. Reason: Rendering update