There is talk out of the Wall Street Journal that developer Ian Bruce Eichner is about to buy the building at 43 East 22nd Street (between Broadway and Park Avenue South) and build an 800 foot glass condo tower with 90 luxury residential units. The design, by architects Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, would make the proposed building higher than the nearby One Madison Park glass condo tower at 23 East 22nd Street.
Interestingly, the building would only be 50 feet wide at the base, but would reportedly widen as it goes up. Also of note, Eichner reportedly bid on One Madison Park itself when it got into financial trouble, but lost that opportunity to Related Companies and HFZ Capital Group. And now he could be one-upping them with a higher condo tower. Most units at One Madison Park had nothing blocking their views in any direction, but this building will be right up there with them.
The high-end Indian restaurant Tamarind is currently in the building. No word on what would happen to them if all of this goes through.