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Triangle Assets’ UN skyscraper to feature floating gardens

41-story residential tower slated for 2017 completion

April 23, 2015 02:00PM

303 East 44th Street

Renderings of 303 East 44th Street in Midtown East (credit: ODA New York)

Triangle Assets plans to construct six full-floor, floating gardens at its new 41-story skyscraper at 303 East 44th Street, near the United Nations. 

The canopied green spaces, each 16 feet high, will be built into the façade of the building and wrap around the core of the tower, the New York Daily News reported. The project’s penthouse unit will have its own private full-floor roof garden.

Joseph Stavrach’s Triangle filed permits for the 96,774-square-foot building with the Department of Buildings in February, as reported by The Real Deal.

Triangle plans to start construction on the 44-unit residential tower in September pending city approval and complete the building by late 2017, according to the Daily News. Eran Chen’s ODA New York is designing the project.

Triangle is also involved in the residential conversion of a former commercial building at 10 Jay Street in Dumbo. [NYDN]Rey Mashayekhi

  • Robert Moses Playground

    Just wait until next year when the Malaysian Government tears down it’s Mission to the UN and Consulate on East 43rd Street just in front of this ugly sliver and blocks its Southern views!!!