Beautiful, flawed permits have finally come ashore for Harlem’s long-stalled 1800 Park Avenue, soon to host the tallest building in the neighborhood.
The mixed-use Harlem Park development by Ian Bruce Eichner of Continuum Cos. will rise 32 stories, according to the plan exam application filed November 13th. SLCE is the architect of record for the building. The permit says that the building has 100 apartments, but we’re pretty sure that’s inaccurate, given the Schedule A filing. Also, the building height is also listed there as “3,200 feet.”
The 690,000-square-foot project on the corner of East 125th Street will have ground-floor retail, underground parking for 62 cars and amenity space on the third floor.
Eichner bought the site earlier this year from Vornado Realty Trust for $65 million, according to The New York Post. Vornado had designs for an office building, but those plans fell through when proposed anchor tenant MLB Networks backed out in 2008.
At 1800 Park Avenue, 20 percent of the apartments would be affordable housing, with the market-rate units renting at about $60 per square foot, The New York Post reported. Previous reports indicated that the development would be a pair of buildings, but we only see permit filings for one structure.
Here’s an old-as-time rendering by Swanke Hayden Connell Architects (SHCA), when Vornado was still planning a 21-story office tower: