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Blumenfeld hires Bjarke Ingels for Harlem apartments

December 09, 2013 10:22AM

Blumenfeld Development Group, the firm behind the East River Plaza shopping mall in East Harlem, has tapped Bjarke Ingels’ Copenhagen-based BIG to design a new 200,000-square-foot apartment complex, also in Harlem.

The building would rise on the parking lot next door to the 120,000-square-foot Gotham Plaza at 125th Street, between Lexington and Third avenues, which is currently an office of the Department of Motor Vehicles.

The 200 units, likely rentals, are slated to be built under the 80/20 affordable-housing program, the New York Post reported.

Ingels also designed West57, Durst Fetner Residential’s 600-unit Apartment Complex On West 57th Street, near the West Side Highway. [NYP]Mark Maurer