Exterior work is progressing steadily at 1059 Third Avenue, a 481-foot-tall mixed-use tower on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Manuel Glas Architects and developed by Real Estate Inverlad and Third Palm Capital, the slender 30-story superstructure is located between 62nd Street and 63rd Street and will yield a total of 127,000 square feet of newly built space. Inside will be 38 condominiums spread across 103,900 square feet, averaging around 2,740 square feet apiece.
Recent photos from Tectonic show the subtle changes to the curtain wall since YIMBY’s last update back in February. Much of the tower’s dark gray intermittent walls continue to stand exposed between the fenestration, but this temporary surface will eventually be covered with a large structural assembly to which the final exterior panels will be attached. This framework is most readily apparent on the lower portion of the northern elevation.
The final stories of 1059 Third Avenue incorporate a darker envelope than the rest of the building, and it will be interesting to see how this visually merges with the rest of the design. The main rendering shows a tight weave of intersecting mullions between the floor-to-ceiling windows, alongside what looks like vertical walls of stone slab and cut-out corner windows. Setbacks at the midpoint and below the roof parapet appear to make way for private landscaped terraces.
The first few levels above the ground floor are now fully clad in their glass curtain wall, which looks to have a light gray opaque finish.
The project is also set to contain 7,100 square feet of office space on the second floor, a hospital facility measuring around 9,700 square feet on the third and fourth floors, and amenities such as a fitness center, a spa, and a residential lounge.
A formal completion date for 1059 Third Avenue has not been announced, but it looks like sometime in 2021 is plausible.