Partially Revealed: 45 East 60th Street

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New York’s super-luxury boom continues, and drawings have been filed for the Zeckendorf’s new residential tower at 45 East 60th Street. The site – located between Fifth and Madison Avenue – has an address that bests any competing development, and the skyscraper will possess some of the best Central Park views in the city. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern, 45 East 60th Street will rise 52 stories and 780 feet. The tower is expected to contain 40 units, and most floors will be split between duplex apartments, though the top unit will be an enormous triplex.

Drawings on-file with the Department of Buildings show the base of the tower, which cantilevers over its eastern neighbor. The cantilever is far from an integral aspect when it comes to the design’s aesthetics, which are defined by Stern’s penchant for the classic and contextual, mirroring  his plan for The Four Seasons in Lower Manhattan.  45 East 60th will serve as 99 Church Street’s Uptown equivalent, and the project’s pre-war inspiration is definitely warranted given its prime Upper East Side location.

No formal date for construction has been announced, but permits were approved for the existing structure’s demolition this past May, so the project has definite signs of life. The Zeckendorfs are building 50 UN Plaza, a similarly high-end residential tower, where construction has been progressing rapidly in recent months – an indication that once 45 East 60th Street is active, the tower will quickly soar.

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