The old buildings have been cleared at 45 East 60th Street, the first milestone in the construction of a new 780-foot tower under development by the Zeckendorfs. Designed by Stern, the only public images so far are drawings, but they paint a very attractive picture – the design will draw from classic inspiration, typical for Stern, and justified by the building’s prime location.
No firm details beyond drawings and construction permits have been released, but it’s safe to assume that prices will break records. 45 East 60th Street has the best location of any residential skyscraper currently under construction in New York, situated between Madison and Park Avenues at the foot of the Upper East Side – the side street isn’t exactly quiet, but it’s a far cry from the rancor of 57th Street, where several taller towers are under construction. 45 East 60th will also offer panoramic views that will be mostly unobstructed, as the development is situated to the north of Midtown’s future supertalls.
Permits indicate the skyscraper will have a total of 40 units, a testament to the development’s uber-luxury potential – and now that demolition is complete, excavation can begin.