115 East 55th Street’s Exterior Nears Completion in Midtown East, Manhattan

115 East 55th Street. Rendering by SLCE Architects

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.

115 East 55th Street. Photo by Michael Young

115 East 55th Street. Photo by Michael Young

115 East 55th Street. Photo by Michael Young

115 East 55th Street. Photo by Michael Young

115 East 55th Street. Photo by Michael Young

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.

115 East 55th Street. Photo by Michael Young

115 East 55th Street. Photo by Michael Young

115 East 55th Street. Photo by Michael Young

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.

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11 Comments on "115 East 55th Street’s Exterior Nears Completion in Midtown East, Manhattan"

  1. Together, this row of buildings are a bit of an architectural mess, though individually, I do like them. So, as for 115 East 55th, it’s looking pretty sharp. I like the powerful symmetrical feel of it. It reminds me a bit of some of the old buildings that went up around the Park Row area.

  2. David in Bushwick | September 4, 2021 at 9:10 am | Reply

    It’s a shame what was torn down for this project for the privileged, but at least the design is done really quite well, ignoring the top.

    • Those privileged are most likely Democrats as usual.
      Condescendingly usual.
      The torn down mansions belonged to richer people still.
      Who likely fled to Florida.

  3. Beautifully designed building surrounded on both sides by the standard dehumanizing glass boxes that have spread into the area.

    • confused in st louis | September 4, 2021 at 12:59 pm | Reply

      Foster’s 425 Park Ave is a “standard glass box” ?

      • yes it is
        a ugly out of context piece of crap glass box
        what a shame the old classical townhouses that were demolished on this block
        another pice of nyc history down the drain for what?
        GREED GREED GREED

  4. David : Sent From Heaven. | September 4, 2021 at 9:24 am | Reply

    Most of which views reasonable to me, and more importantly it makes me feel like. There’s actually some answer at the end of report, it’s not about describing everything. These words even come from progress: Thanks to Michael Young.

  5. WHAT THE HELL IS THAT NORMAN FOSTER BUILDING?
    IT LOOKS LIKE A PRISON AND TO THINK WHAT TOWNHOUSES WERE DEMOLISHED TO PUT THAT CRAP OUT OF CONTEXT PRISON TOWER UP.
    WHAT A SHAME

  6. WHO IS GOING TO BUY THOSE APARTMENTS THAT FACE A WALL AND ARE IN CONSTANT SHADOW FROM BOTH BUILDINGS?

  7. 3 townhomes for the super-rich ($15+ million each) replaced with 62 apartments. Sure, there will still be a couple penthouses for the super-rich, but also some less expensive units for those who can’t afford a $15m townhouse. This is a great example of how we can build more housing and reduce gentrification.

  8. Margaret Ramirez | September 6, 2021 at 7:36 am | Reply

    Hi I will like to receive a application. I like the way the area is n I know the area well

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