Construction has topped out on 249 East 62nd Street, a 28-story residential tower on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by INC Architecture & Design with SLCE Architects as the executive architect and developed by Zeckendorf Development, the 347-foot-tall structure will yield 66 condominiums with two to four homes per level. CM & Associates is the general contractor for the property, which is located by the corner of Second Avenue and East 62nd Street.
A lot has transpired since our last update in November, when work was still progressing below grade. The reinforced concrete superstructure has now reached its pinnacle and stands awaiting façade installation. Some of the window cutouts have been treated with waterproofing around their frames.
Eight balconies protrude from the main southeastern elevation below the multifaceted crown, and two more are located on the back northwestern profile. The envelope should begin to go up this fall.
Here we see the annex of the multi-story podium along East 62nd Street.
The below rendering is of the original design for the property by Rafael Viñoly, which would have yielded just over 150,000 square feet with some 98,500 square feet of residential space divided into 83 residential units and around 2,600 square feet of ground-floor retail space.
There are still no finalized renderings for 249 East 62nd Street, but it’s conceivable to see the envelope composed of brick surrounding the window grid and multi-tiered crown. Below is the diagrammatic rendering posted on the construction board.
Amenities include a fitness center, sauna and steam room, and an on-site superintendent. More will likely be disclosed as the project gets closer to completion.
249 East 62nd Street is aiming for completion in the latter half of 2023.