Construction is now complete on 180 East 88th Street, a 50-story residential tower and the tallest building on the Upper East Side above 72nd Street. Designed and developed by DDG with HTO Architects as the architect of record, the 100,242-square-foot structure yields 48 half- and full-floor homes, averaging 2,088 square feet apiece. Global Holdings Management is also part of the development team for the project, which is located along Third Avenue between East 87th and 88th Streets, directly across from a Whole Foods Market and a short walk from the 86th Street station, servicing the 4, 5, and 6 trains.
Recent photos show the completed look of the Kolumba brick masonry walls, which are made by Denmark-based firm Petersen Tegl. The final cladding now encases the two sets of signature arches, giving them a much cleaner and smoother appearance than they had at the time of our last update in June. A cantilevering canopy has been installed over the sidewalk along Third Avenue with a gold-colored finish and elegant curved shape that matches the arches above. A secondary entrance can be found along East 89th Street with the same architectural language expressed in the gated entryway and northern ground-floor entrance.
180 East 88th Street’s homes feature 14-foot-high ceilings, and the property offers 10,255 square feet of 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.