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Richard Meier & Part­ners has de­parted from its trade­mark white palette with 685 First Av­enue, an all-black glass and metal panel 42-storey res­i­den­tial tower which will ac­com­mo­date 556 rental and con­do­minium apart­ments. At 140 me­tres, it will be the com­pany’s tallest build­ing in New York City. Res­i­dents will have ac­cess to an in­door swim­ming pool, fit­ness cen­tre, chil­dren’s play­room, pri­vate din­ing room and lounge, which will all be lo­cated on the sec­ond floor, while re­tail space will be pro­vided at street level. An ar­chi­tec­tural cut-out on the 27th and 28th floors will be vis­i­ble from across the East River.

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