Construction is getting closer to completion at 180 East 88th Street, the tallest structure on the Upper East Side above 72nd Street. Designed and developed by DDG with HTO Architects as the architect of record, the 31-story building is located between East 87th Street and East 88th Street. Global Holdings Management is also part of the project’s development team.
Recent shots from Tectonic reveal only a few external touches standing in the way of completion. The most prominent outliers are the hyperbolic arches at the crown and the midpoint of the edifice, which have yet to receive their final cladding. The latter row is also awaiting the installation of its glass paneling, and is currently draped in orange netting. Meanwhile, the rest of the curtain wall is substantially finished with distinctive gray Kolumba masonry bricks, which are the work of Denmark-based firm Petersen Tegl. Interiors should be progressing into the final stages of work as well.
The property contains 100,242 square feet of residential space divided among 48 half- and full-floor homes, averaging 2,088 square feet apiece and each coming with 14-foot-high ceilings. There will be 10,255 square feet of residential amenities spanning eight stories, including 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 24/7 attended lobby and a private gated entry on East 88th Street.
180 East 88th Street still looks like it could be completed before the end of 2020.