Observatory Place: East Harlem’s First Green Building Underway at 2021 First Avenue

This 11-story green luxury condo development on First Avenue and East 104th Street is named for a nearby park and observation point.

Designed and developed by Gary Silver Architects, Observatory Place at 2021 First Avenue and East 104th Street is an 11-story luxury condominium project that will seek an unspecified level of LEED certification- the first such application in East Harlem. The mixed-use project offers 38 residential units with bamboo flooring and an 11th floor green roof, as well as a lobby with bike and Fresh Direct storage space.

Silver told Multi-Housing News that the development is “geared to attracting young people who live in rental buildings in Harlem or other parts of the city and are ready to take that next step and purchase an apartment with a monthly mortgage comparable or even lower than paying rent. We had a clear focus of who our target buyer was and what they were looking for.” Units offer views of the East River and the rest of Manhattan on three sides and most enjoy private terraces and balconies. Named for an old park and local observation point, Observatory Place should be ready for occupancy sometime this summer.

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One Response to Observatory Place: East Harlem’s First Green Building Underway at 2021 First Avenue

  1. Larry hammer Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 7:22 pm #

    I visited observatory place , and i did realized that only Ph appartments has views , you may see the river on top of the projects
    the rest of the appartments has either 0 views or multi project views