Construction is nearing the finish line on 88 East 127th Street, a 19-story residential building in East Harlem, Manhattan. Designed by GF55 Architects and developed and built by Artimus Construction, the 214-foot-tall structure will span 174,951 square feet and yield 160 rental units, with 40 reserved for affordable housing, as well as 15,657 square feet of commercial space. The project stands on a formerly vacant plot bound by Park Avenue, and East 126th and East 127th Streets.
Recent photographs show the building almost fully enclosed in its red brick façade and grid of windows separated by dark metal spandrels, with only some minor construction around the ground floor left to finish, particularly on the southern side. A sidewalk shed and construction fencing still surround the property, but should be dismantled as soon as the installation of the windows for the ground level’s double height atrium is complete.
The following closeup shots detail the texture and varied hue of the brickwork, as well as the ornamental star elements.
Homes will average 705 square feet and come fitted with dishwashers, name-brand kitchen countertops and finishes, energy-efficient appliances, air conditioning, and smart controls for heating and cooling.
Residential amenities include lounges with adjoining landscaped outdoor terraces on the third and 19th floors, a game room, a fitness center, a library with coworking space, a pet spa, bike storage, a shared laundry room, common area Wi-Fi, and a virtual doorman.
The nearest subways are the 4, 5, and 6 trains at the 125th Street station along Lexington Avenue. Metro North trains can also be accessed at the Harlem-125th Street station over Park Avenue.
88 East 127th Street’s anticipated completion date is slated for this winter, as noted on site.