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Carter's View

Demolition is nearly done at 5 East 44th Street where Sam Suzuki of The Vintage Group plans to erect a bright and colorful, 20-story, mid-block residential condominium tower.

The building will about 23 loft apartments and has been designed by Alan Ritchie of The Office of Philip Johnson, who was also the architect of the Urban Glass House at 330 Spring Street.

The new development is two doors from the Art Deco skyscraper at 535 Fifth Avenue, immediately adjacent to 11 East 44th Street, which has J. Press as its major retail tenant, and it is across the street from the Cornell Club. Brooks Brothers is on the same block and Grand Central Station and the MetLife Building are one-and-and-a-half blocks to the east.

The building is due to be finished in 2007.

Mr. Ritchie told CityRealty.com today that the tower, which is only 28 feet wide, will be faced with "off-white" metal panels and will have a red "accent column" on the lower part of the facade and a yellow "accent column" above.

Most of the apartments will occupy full floors.

The site once was occupied by Canfield's Gambling House, which was closed in an anti-vice campaign in 1901 by District Attorney William Jerome and, according to New York Songlines, a website, was "perhaps the most prestigious illegal joint of the Gilded Age."

There is excellent transportation in the area as well as many clubs and the New York Public Library.
Architecture Critic Carter Horsley Since 1997, Carter B. Horsley has been the editorial director of CityRealty. He began his journalistic career at The New York Times in 1961 where he spent 26 years as a reporter specializing in real estate & architectural news. In 1987, he became the architecture critic and real estate editor of The New York Post.
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