The upper blocks of the Upper East Side are only just starting to sprout legitimately Manhattan-scaled skyscrapers, and what will soon become the tallest in the neighborhood, at 180 East 88th Street, is now rapidly rising. The tower is being developed by DDG, which also does their design in-house, though HTO Architect is listed as the architect of record on the permits.
Back in August of 2015, YIMBY revealed renderings of the 12-story, 13-unit residential project at 12 Warren Street, in TriBeCa. Construction on the exterior of the building, which goes by 12 Warren, is wrapping up, with the façade of the structure now fully installed, Curbed NY reported. The project is technically an expansion of the site’s five-story commercial predecessor but now boasts 55,447 square feet of residential space. The residential units, which are condominiums, should average a very spacious 4,265 square feet apiece. Amenities include a fitness center, private residential storage units, a recreational room in the cellar, and an open terrace on the rooftop. DDG is both developing and designing the project, while H. Thomas O’Hara’s Midtown-based HTO Architect is serving as the architect of record. Occupancy is expected later this year.
It was in September of 2015 when YIMBY last brought you news of the 32-story, 48-unit mixed-use tower under development at 180 East 88th Street, on the Upper East Side. At the time, we showed you what the view would be like from one of the upper-floor residential units. Since March, foundation work has been underway at the site, but the New York City Buildings Department recently issued a stop-work-order for the project due to a zoning controversy that allegedly allowed the developers to build a taller tower than normal, the New York Times reported. The Buildings Department says a four-foot-wide lot was created on East 88th Street to avoid streetwall and setback requirements, which allowed for the creation of a taller building. As a result, the department revoked the previously approved building permits and is requiring that DDG Partners submit new plans. The condominium tower was expected to be the tallest building above 72nd Street, at 521 feet in height. HTO Architect was the architect of record, although DDG designs their projects in-house.
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