Parsons School of Design alumnus with a BFA in fashion, who has worked in the menswear industry for several years. Past lives have been in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan; more recently transplanted to Harlem. Currently living in a 1907 "French flat," an Edwardian era middle-class apartment.
The glass and metal elements of the the development formerly called The Glass Spire have been covered for most of the year with scaffolding so we decided to see if any more progress has been made on the reported 42-unit development. Number 1635 Lexington Avenue is just north of 103rd Street in East Harlem and the original design sketch had a lot of mix materials in place and a very notable glass spike that was located towards the north side of the new construction. Check out the reveal after the jump.
Looking at the final facade finishes, it is no wonder the Glass Spire moniker went away. The distinctive glass spike seems to have been cropped from the development at some point and some of the floor-to-ceiling glass at the south side of the building has also vanished. It has been reported that the new name of this residential building will be the Lexington Hill but the Streeteasy page still has the old name up: LINK. Read more about this East Harlem new construction in our past post: LINK