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