Façade work is getting closer to completion on 115 East 55th Street, an 18-story residential building in Midtown East. Designed by SLCE Architects for Zeckendorf Development, the 185-foot-tall structure will yield 71,961 square feet and 62 units. The property is located between Lexington and Park Avenues, directly adjacent to Norman Foster‘s 47-story office skyscraper at 425 Park Avenue.
Since our last update in June, substantial progress has occurred on the exterior, with all of the warm-colored stone façade in place on the southern elevation and the majority of the windows installed.
Recent photos show the fenestration taking shape in close accordance with the architectural rendering. The details and ornamentation almost perfectly match the portrayal, including how light and shadows cast their pattern across the outer surface. The bottom half of 115 East 55th Street is mostly complete, with final elements like railings for the Juliet balconies coming sometime later. The final floors by the crown and mechanical extension are not too far behind, and the last major exterior components to be enclosed are the eastern and western sides, which will continue the design motif seen on the main profile facing East 55th Street.
Further components include an elegantly curved canopy over the sidewalk along East 55th Street, landscaping on the upper outdoor terraces on the setbacks, floor-to-ceiling glass panes around the center line of the last few levels, and tall metal grilles that wrap around the mechanical extension above the final inhabited floor. The 62 homes will be spread over 59,819 square feet and average 964 square feet apiece. The building will also include a cellar and a 30-foot-long rear yard.
YIMBY last reported that 115 East 55th Street is set to be finished next March.