Macklowe Properties‘ newest residential tower at 200 East 59th Street stands 35 stories above Midtown East. Its entirety is now nearing completion as work begins to wrap on the lower floors. While advertising may promise elephants, giraffes, and other live animals for prospective residents of the 67 condominiums, reality provides a bold white facade and neatly stacked, and slightly protruding wraparound balconies. The building was designed by CetraRuddy Architecture and rises to a total height of 490 feet from the retail base.
Current photos show the facade of the retail base going into place. The metal weave basket that is designed to cover the podium is likely to follow once the entirety of the base is enclosed with the hidden layer of glass, not visible from the sidewalk.
Above the double-height marble clad main lobby and retail base is the amenity section, which sits between the podium and the residential units up top. Featuring a landscaped terrace, a white exterior metal spiral staircase connects the floors and the tall ceiling heights.
Behind the glass curtain wall and large white columns, there is a lounge with a full-height marble fireplace, a private dining room, a catering kitchen, and a fitness center overlooking the outdoor terrace. All these spaces are double-height. There is also bicycle storage and an additional laundry room for residents on top of having a washer and dryer in every unit.
Other amenity services include 24/7 white-glove concierge service, valet car service and parking, dog walking, floral arrangements, housekeeping, personal training and coaching, passport assistance, fine art installation, move-in planning and storage assistance.
Condominiums will feature corner views of Central Park to the west, the Citigroup Center and Macklowe’s famous 432 Park Avenue to the south, and nearly head-on views of the Queensboro Bridge and the East River to the east. Each vista can be enjoyed either from the comfort of being indoors behind the floor-to-ceiling 10-foot windows, or standing outside on the terraces that measure between 144 to 574 square feet apiece. The penthouses have terraces spanning from 1,186 to 3,471 square feet each.
The building focuses on an expansive use of glass, allowing abundant sunlight to illuminate the white oak flooring and column-free interiors with 10-foot ceiling heights. The penthouse exclusively has 14-foot ceilings.
Kitchens have open floor plan layouts with Meile Brilliant White glass appliances, Italian white glass and aluminum cabinetry, white oak wood islands, and Calacatta marble slab countertops and backsplashes. Some units feature wine coolers as well. Master bathrooms have radiant heated floors, freestanding soaking tubs, Tot wall-mounted toilets, rain showers, thermostatic shower controls, and Siberian white marble on the floors, shower walls, water closets, and countertops
Prices start at $2 million for one-bedrooms, and range up to $15.75 million for the three-bedroom penthouse.