Renderings Revealed for 109 East 79th Street, on the Upper East Side

109 East 79th Street. Rendering courtesy of Noë & Associates with The Boundary

YIMBY has an exclusive set of renderings for 109 East 79th Street, a 20-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Steven Harris Architects and developed by Legion Investment Group, the 210-foot-tall structure will yield 145,000 square feet of residential space and 32 condominium units. A teaser website is now up and running and Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is handling sales of the 32 two- to five-bedroom residences, some of which are planned to span 6,000 square feet.

Construction photographs show the reinforced concrete edifice rapidly taking shape, having recently surpassed the eighth floor.

109 East 79th Street. Photograph courtesy of Legion Investment Group.

109 East 79th Street. Photograph courtesy of Legion Investment Group.

The first rendering, featured up above, shows the striking design of the main entrance. The double-height entryway is framed by chamfered marble wings and topped with abstract-patterned glass paneling. The second image depicts a stepped-down living room, a key feature of the homes. Amenities will include a double-height lobby, an intimate lounge and library looking out onto a private garden, a double-height fitness center with a full squash court and yoga studio overlooking the garden, a spa with treatment rooms, sauna and hair salon, a screening room, and a fully-equipped game room.

109 East 79th Street. Rendering courtesy of Noë & Associates with The Boundary

The closest subway is 77th Street station, serviced by the 6 train, while the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park are both a short walk to the west. Below was the original condition of the project site before the demolition of four low-rise buildings.

109 East 79th Street on the Upper East Side, Manhattan

109 East 79th Street. Rendering courtesy of Noë & Associates with The Boundary

Sales of the residences are expected to launch in 2021 and completion is expected in 2022.

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12 Comments on "Renderings Revealed for 109 East 79th Street, on the Upper East Side"

  1. I wonder how the sunken living room works with ADA requirements…

  2. That’s a very informative rendering–not. Oh well. At least it appears 109 East 79th Street will become a nice granite and stone building from what I can see. I guess this rendering makes you use your inferencing skills. 😁

  3. Alexander Riccio | December 8, 2020 at 10:03 am | Reply

    But no underground parking? Grrr. Almost perfect.

  4. The upper east side is too congested already. All of these new high rises are making it worse. They are popping up up over the upper east side, destroying historic small buildings including churches and removing the last bit of light we have. All these new high rises are at the expense of the quality of life of existing residents.

    • you are absolutely right! no current resident wants these monstrosities! And this “fancy” building will have the crosstown bus in front all day!

  5. Demolishing that little French Gothic residential building was unforgivable.

  6. Used to live in this neighborhood. Now just work here.
    Overdevelopment in process. Too much too quick roo many questions

  7. Four more lovely buildings destroyed, disrupting the beautiful streetscape for that cold and dreadfully boring facade. As for the comment above lamenting the lack of underground parking: that is the last thing Manhattan needs more of… more cars and the non-city-oriented people that own them. Move to an outer borough or the suburbs if private cars are such an obsession.

  8. Marc Leslie Kagan | December 12, 2020 at 12:36 pm | Reply

    Little by little we are losing buildings that made a statement on who we were. I am remind of a quotation by Ada Louise Huxtable the Architectural Historian, “Until the first blow fell, no one was convinced that Penn Station really would be demolished, or that New York would permit this monumental act of vandalism against one of the largest and finest landmarks of its age of Roman elegance to be destroyed. Any city gets what it admires, will pay for, and, ultimately, deserves. Even when we had Penn Station, we couldn’t afford to keep it clean. We want and deserve tin-can architecture in a tin-horn culture. And we will probably be judged not by the monuments we build but by those we have destroyed.” No truer words have been said.

  9. Just the one for me .thats the area i would like to live in .lm hard working man and looking for a one bed room in this building for me thank you!

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