Two Sutton Place North has topped-out, though the new residential tower remains totally naked—unusual for construction in New York. The only rendering showed a simple black facade, though it remains to be seen if that translates into the final product. The tower rises a total of 43 floors and 450 feet.
The project’s developer is Sheldon Solow, who also built the adjacent One Sutton Place North. Elevated living at such close quarters to one of the city’s major transit arteries is certainly not for everyone, especially as many units will be quite exposed to commuters traversing the Queensboro Bridge. On the flip side, the tower will provide unobstructed and everlasting East River views.
Facade installation should begin shortly, as the superstructure reached its final floor a few weeks ago. What is causing the hold-up remains to be seen, but as long as the facade is not horrible, the tower will be simple residential filler.