Exterior work is nearing completion at 180 East 88th Street, the tallest structure on the Upper East Side above 72nd Street. DDG is the designer and principal developer of the 31-story residential skyscraper, for which HTO Architects is serving as the architect of record and Global Holdings Management is also developing. Petersen Tegl, a Denmark-based firm, is in charge of putting together the thin Kolumba masonry bricks in the gray-colored façade.
The only remaining exterior sections awaiting cladding are at the ground floor, where work is currently underway, and two sections of the edifice where the signature arches are located. The arches are still left with a bare concrete finish. See YIMBY’s last article for close-up photos of the brick details.
180 East 88th Street will contain 100,242 square feet of residential space divided among 48 half- and full-floor homes with 14-foot-high ceilings, for an average of 2,088 square feet per unit. Residential amenities will span 10,255 square feet over eight floors and include a half basketball court, one of the city’s only private indoor soccer pitches, a children’s playroom, a game room, a residential lounge, and wine storage. The lower levels will contain 1,093 square feet of community facilities, and the building will feature a private gated entry on East 88th Street and a 24/7 attended lobby.
180 East 88th Street is on pace to finish sometime before the end of 2020.