The curtain wall is steadily rising up 1059 Third Avenue, a 481-foot-tall mixed-use tower on the Upper East Side. Designed by Manuel Glas Architects and developed by Real Estate Inverlad and Third Palm Capital, the slender reinforced concrete superstructure topped out at 30 stories and will yield a total of 127,000 square feet. The development will contain 38 condominiums spread across 103,900 square feet, averaging around 2,740 square feet apiece.
Photos from street level show the state of progress. It is likely that the exterior could be completed by the end of 2020.
The first large sections of continuous floor-to-ceiling glass have been installed on the top floors of the northern elevation.
More work on the southern elevation is needed. Several balconies hang over the side and will give residents views of Central Park and the Midtown skyline.
Meanwhile on the wide northern profile, the metal frames that will hold up the panels in between the tight grid of rectangular windows are mostly in place.
The columns and edges of each floor plate have been painted gray.
Installation has yet to begin on the curtain wall on the ground floor and first several stories of the podium.
The residences begin on the sixth story and go all the way to the top of the building. Some will have private outdoor terraces. The development will also contain 7,100 square feet of office space on the second floor and a hospital facility measuring around 9,700 square feet on the third and fourth floors. Amenities include a fitness center, a spa, and a residential lounge. The closest subway is the Lexington Avenue-63rd Street station, serviced by the Q and F trains. Also nearby are the 4, 5, and 6 trains at the 59th Street-Lexington Avenue station by the Bloomingdale’s flagship store. Central Park is four avenues to the northwest, while access to the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge is three streets to the south going along 59th Street.
So far, YIMBY has not heard of an official completion date for 1059 Third Avenue, though sometime in 2021 may be a safe estimate.