2033 Fifth Avenue Update 05/11/23

Concrete Pours Begin for National Black Theatre in East Harlem

Developer and general contractor, , has begun pouring the concrete superstructure for a 22-story, mixed-use development, going up at 2033 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan's East Harlem neighborhood. According to subcontractor, Highbury Concrete, the project will require 12,870 cubic yards of concrete, and 1,435 tons of steel rebar.

The cellar level, parts of the ground floor, and floors 3 through 5 of the structure will become the new home of the National Black Theatre. Spread across 25,000 square feet, the theatre will feature a 250-seat, flexible temple space, and a 99-seat studio theater.

The building will then contain rental apartments, branded as "Ray Harlem", spanning floors 6 through 22. A select amount of these units will be designated as affordable housing.

The development will also feature square feet of ground-floor retail space, as well as community-accessible event areas, artist studios, co-working and wellness spaces, communal kitchens, and a library.

Designed by , the structure will stand feet tall and total square feet. Construction is expected to fully complete in late 2024.

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