When we last checked in on The Sutton, at 959 First Avenue, the structure’s foundations had just been poured, and a rendering had recently been plastered to the project’s fencing. Now, six months later, the building has risen well above ground, and is at the approximate halfway point in terms of its total height.
Located between 52nd and 53rd Streets, 959 First Avenue will eventually stand 30 stories and 333 feet tall, which is about average for new developments in the neighborhood. The project is to the east of the most significant action, and two blocks to the west, buildings are also under construction at 301 East 50th Street and 305 East 51st Street.
Adjacent pre-war structures are met by the envelope of the new tower’s base, and the bulk of the building recedes from the street after the first few floors. Still, the development maintains First Avenue’s relatively low-slung street-wall, and the eventual brick exterior should also prove appealing; Incorporated NY is the design architect, while Goldstein Hill & West are the architects of record.
The Sutton is being developed by Toll Brothers, and a new rendering of the building has been posted on its project page, though sales are awaiting a formal launch. 959 First Avenue will have a total of 114 condominiums, and completion is expected next year.
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