Studio Sofield

Stone Façades Near Completion on Beckford House and Tower, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Two residential buildings on Manhattan’s Upper East Side are steadily progressing toward completion. Beckford House, located at 301 East 81st Street, also addressed as 1562 Second Avenue, and Beckford Tower at 301 East 80th Street are both topped out and installation of their brick and stone façades is nearly finished. Located in the neighborhood of Yorkville, the projects are designed by Studio Sofield and SLCE Architects and developed by Icon Realty ManagementCM & Associates is in charge of construction management.

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Beckford House and Tower Continue to Take Shape at 301 East 81st Street in Yorkville, on the Upper East Side

Beckford House, located at 301 East 81st Street, and Beckford Tower at 301 East 80th Street, are two new developments in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Yorkville. Designed by Studio Sofield and SLCE Architects and developed by Icon Realty Management, both structures are topped out and their exterior brick and stone curtain walls are rising.

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301 East 81st Street Tops Out As Brick Curtain Wall Installation Continues on the Upper East Side

Back in January, YIMBY released new renderings of 301 East 81st Street, aka 1562 Second Avenue that showed a two-story addition to the tower. Now, the upcoming residential building has topped out over the Upper East Side, as facade installation continues. Designed by Studio Sofield and SLCE Architects, the 215-foot-tall structure stands 19 stories high and is being developed by Icon Realty Management. There will be 28 condominiums, a second-floor amenity space, and future retail space on the cellar and ground floor.

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Updated Renderings for 301 East 81st Street Reveal Two-Story Addition

After nearly a century of development, the MTA debuted phase one of its Second Avenue expansion in 2017. The surrounding Upper East Side community has since experienced a flurry of new residential, retail, and commercial developments that now have access to a dedicated subway line. Developed by Icon Realty Management, 301 East 81st Street, also known as 1562 Second Avenue, is one of many forthcoming projects in the area. Today, YIMBY has new renderings for the tower, and the updated plans now include a two-story addition compared to the original illustrations.

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Construction Update: 135 East 79th Street

Construction is nearing completion on 135 East 79th Street, which is the best new ‘traditional’ building since 15 Central Park West. Instead of mimicking its pre-war neighbors, it one-ups them; the facade “is comprised of…

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