Touring The Residential Conversion Underway at 88 & 90 Lexington Avenue

88 & 90 Lexington Avenue, January 13, 2016. All photographs by Evan Bindelglass unless noted.88 & 90 Lexington Avenue, January 13, 2016

Two buildings, one destination. That’s what’s going on at 88 & 90 Lexington Avenue, between East 27th and 26th streets in Manhattan’s Gramercy area. Two buildings – 88 Lexington Avenue, built in 1927, and 90 Lexington Avenue, built in 1958 – are being converted into luxury condominiums by HFZ Capital Group, with workshop/apd as designer. We stepped inside last week to see how the conversion is going.

Rendering of 88 & 90 Lexington Avenue, post-conversion.

Rendering of 88 & 90 Lexington Avenue, post-conversion.

We started in the sales gallery, which features a map of the area, an illuminated physical model of the development, samples of the fixtures, and an interactive digital model of the project.

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The super's unit at 88 & 90 Lexington Avenue.

The super’s unit at 88 & 90 Lexington Avenue.

When the project is completed later this year, there will be 70 units in no. 88 and 49 units in no. 90. While they are part of one project and will share a lobby at the bottom of no. 88, they will have separate elevator banks. The units will range from a 1,045-square-foot one-bedroom for $1.8 million to a 2,606-square-foot four-bedroom for $5.75 million. Details on the penthouse units have not been released yet.

We got a tour of two model units on the seventh floor of no. 88. Here are photos of the first.

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Here are photos of the second model unit, which is smaller and staged differently.

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After we checked out the model units in no. 88, we headed over to no. 90 to check out the views from the penthouses. While the upper penthouse shows off more of the skyline, the eastern lower penthouse gets you closer to Lexington Avenue, providing an interesting perspective.

90 Lexington Avenue, view from upper penthouse.

90 Lexington Avenue, view from upper penthouse.

90 Lexington Avenue, view from upper penthouse.

90 Lexington Avenue, view from upper penthouse.

90 Lexington Avenue, view from upper penthouse.

90 Lexington Avenue, view from upper penthouse.

90 Lexington Avenue, view from upper penthouse.

90 Lexington Avenue, view from upper penthouse.

90 Lexington Avenue, view from lower penthouse.

90 Lexington Avenue, view from lower penthouse.

We also got a peek inside some very much under construction units lower in no. 90.

90 Lexington Avenue, interior.

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Amenities at 88 & 90 will include a 24-hour concierge, a screening room, a residents’ lounge complete with a pool table, a “state-of-the-art” gym, locker rooms complete with sauna and steam room, a children’s play room, and a 60-foot-long swimming pool.

Rendering of the pool at 88 & 90 Lexington Avenue.

Rendering of the pool at 88 & 90 Lexington Avenue.

Rendering of the lounge at 88 & 90 Lexington Avenue.

Rendering of the lounge at 88 & 90 Lexington Avenue.

Rendering of the screening room at 88 & 90 Lexington Avenue.

Rendering of the screening room at 88 & 90 Lexington Avenue.

Rendering of the gym at 88 & 90 Lexington Avenue.

Rendering of the gym at 88 & 90 Lexington Avenue.

This is what the buildings looked like before the conversion.

88 & 90 Lexington Avenue, pre-conversion. Photo courtesy HFZ Capital.

88 & 90 Lexington Avenue, pre-conversion. Photo courtesy HFZ Capital.

Here is a rendering of what they will look like when the conversion is complete.

Rendering of 88 & 90 Lexington Avenue, post-conversion.

Rendering of 88 & 90 Lexington Avenue, post-conversion.

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1 Comment on "Touring The Residential Conversion Underway at 88 & 90 Lexington Avenue"

  1. Shameless photo-bombing on those interior pics!

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