Construction is rising on 124 East 86th Street, a 20-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Igor Zaslavskiy of Zproekt Architects and developed by Rybak Development under the 126 East 86th Street Development LLC, the 210-foot-tall structure will yield 76,414 square feet, with 32 condominium units spread across 62,370 square feet and 1,519 square feet of commercial space. Rybak is also serving as the general contractor for the property, which is located on a narrow rectangular plot between Lexington and Park Avenues.
Recent photos show the reinforced concrete superstructure reaching the parapets of the adjacent low-rise buildings, with the main northern elevation covered in scaffolding and construction netting. Wooden formwork is in place on the uppermost level to aid in the settling of the concrete. The building should continue to rise steadily given the repetitive nature of the floor plates.
Below are photographs of the development in late May, when construction had just begun to go vertical.
The black-and-white elevation diagram below shows a symmetrical fenestration from the street up to the parapet. Large arched entrances frame the ground-floor retail frontage to the east and residential entrance to the west, with both surrounded by what appears to be large stone blocks. Above, the residential floors begin with brick cladding and stacked balconies on either side. Several of the top floors have longer balconies positioned in the centerline, and a setback terrace caps the tower.
The property will also feature a cellar and a 30-foot-long rear yard. The closest subways to the site are the 4, 5, and 6 trains at the nearby 86th Street station on Lexington Avenue.
124 East 86th Street is slated for completion in the first quarter of 2024, as noted on the construction board.