Exterior work is nearing completion at 180 East 88th Street, the tallest structure on the Upper East Side above 72nd Street. DDG is the designer and principal developer of the 31-story residential skyscraper, for which HTO Architects is serving as the architect of record and Global Holdings Management is also developing. Petersen Tegl, a Denmark-based firm, is in charge of putting together the thin Kolumba masonry bricks in the gray-colored façade.
Upper East Side
Exterior work is wrapping up on the Moise Safra Cultural Center, a 14-story mixed-use structure at 130 East 82nd Street on the Upper East Side. Designed by PBDW Architects, the building is named after the late Jewish philanthropist Moise Safra and will largely cater to Orthodox Jews of Syrian ancestry.
Construction has reached street level at 150 East 78th Street, a 205-foot-tall residential project at the corner of East 78th Street and Lexington Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Progress has been swift since YIMBY last stopped by the site in mid-September, when work on the foundations was just beginning. Now a large array of steel rebar await the imminent concrete pour for the ground-floor slab. Designed by Robert Stern Architects and developed by Midwood Investment & Development and EJS Group. The property will yield 25 residences averaging 2,600 square feet apiece.
Work is getting close to topping out at 323 East 61st Street, a six-story structure on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Memorial Sloan Kettering is set to lease the entire building, which will stand 74 feet tall and yield 61,740 square feet, of which 49,750 square feet will be dedicated to community facilities. The project is designed by Daniel Goldner Architects and developed by LaSalle Investment Management and William Macklowe Company.
Full demolition permits have been filed for 251 East 77th Street in Lenox Hill on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. According to the filing, the site is owned by Benjamin Ohebshalom of Gallery 77 Associates, LLC. It currently houses a five-story mixed-use building with 14 residential units and two commercial units. The 48-foot-tall structure was built in 1910.