685 First Ave

685 First Ave, Manhattan, New York, NY, USA

685 First Ave is located in Manhattan’s Murray Hill neighborhood between East 39th and 40th Street. Construction began on the mixed-use residential tower in 2016 and concluded in 2018 after topping out at 43 floors. UBS began shed construction and hoist installation on-site in October of 2016. Three sidewalk bridges were put up, the first an 8 ft high 225 ft long bridge on First Ave. Two more sidewalk bridges were put up on 39th and 40th street, each 8 ft high and 190 ft long with an additional 16 ft high 70 ft long bridge spans containing a high section for truck gates. Two hoists were installed, a 7,000 lb. capacity dual hoist and an 8,000 lb. capacity single hoist. Both hoists serviced from the ground floor to the 43rd floor, covering 440 ft.