Crown work is moving along on 3 Sutton Place, an 847-foot-tall residential skyscraper at 430 East 58th Street in Midtown East. Designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen and developed by Gamma Real Estate with Stephen B. Jacobs Group as the executive architect, the 62-story tower is located between Sutton Place South and First Avenue and will yield 121 residential units with sweeping views of Manhattan. The site is a short walk from the Sutton Place Park North esplanade that overlooks the East River, Roosevelt Island, and Long Island City.
Since our last update in May, almost all of the remaining windows have been installed and work has shifted to the completion of the multi-story crown, which features concentric indented rectangular panels enclosing a steel frame. The northern and western elevations of the crown are currently finished.
Construction has been picking up speed in recent weeks. The below photos show the state of progress from late July through early August.
Directly above the last habitable floor are the mechanical and ventilation systems. This will all be hidden behind the crown panels. The photographs below show us what this part looked like before the next set of panels began to cover the rest of this upper section.
The scaffolding on top of the roof parapet should be removed once work around the pinnacle is closer to completion.
The color tone of the crown panels appears to shift from light gray to gold depending on the angle and time of day, as illustrated in the photos above and below.
The crown panels also possess a subtle reflective quality that catches the morning sun, producing narrow strips of gold light across the multifaceted surfaces of each segment.
The hoist should likely be removed by the fall, revealing the skyscraper’s true scale and slender profile.
It also looks like there are very thin light fixtures attached to the completed sides of the crown, enabling the illumination showcased in the main rendering.
The completion date for 3 Sutton Place remains unclear, but YIMBY estimates sometime between the end of 2021 and early 2022.