109 East 79th Street dominates the Upper East Side of Manhattan
Construction reached the top of 109 East 79th Street, a 20-story residential building on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Designed by Steven Harris Architects and developed by Legion Investment Group, the 210 foot tall structure will provide 32 condominiums spread over 145,000 square feet. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group manages sales for the two to five bedroom residences, which will measure up to 6,000 square feet. 107 East 79th Street is located between Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue, a short walk from Central Park.
Recent photos show the progress since our last update in March, when the reinforced concrete superstructure was nearing its peak. Since then, a lot of work has also been done on the windows.
We can see the design of the top setbacks which will likely provide space for private outdoor decks for some units. YIMBY also spotted teams assembling parts of the facade, which is made of light-colored bricks between a grid of large square voids for the floor-to-ceiling windows. Long stone panels line the sides of each window frame, while a thin, subtle head and ledge are mounted at the top and bottom. None of the windows were in place yet, but we can expect them to come up again soon.
The blue trapezoidal outline on the underside of some heads indicates future bay windows.
ACORE helped secure a $ 133 million construction loan in 2020 and has its banner displayed multiple stories above street level.
There has still not been a full rendering of the building except for a schematic massing and street level rendering of the main entrance. The latter shows a double-height door with warm-colored glass panels etched with a pattern of abstract lines. Two rounded marble columns flank the entrance, which is surrounded by a white stone exterior surface and light-colored mullioned windows. The overall architecture is a nod to Art Deco, Mid-Century and Bauhaus design, while the interior layouts are inspired by those of Rosario Candela and JER Carpenter.
Ceiling heights reach up to 20 feet and some residences feature lowered living rooms, a sleek design feature that has all but disappeared in new construction in New York City over the past half century. The floor plans are oriented to take advantage of the view of the private gardens, including the building’s own, an oasis of calm with a fountain. The property includes a spa with treatment rooms, a sauna and a hair salon, a screening room and a fully equipped games room.
Sales and marketing have yet to officially begin, but 109 East 79th Street has made great strides with three units already under contract: a $ 32 million penthouse; a $ 10 million three-bedroom unit; and a $ 9 million three-bedroom house.
It is estimated that 109 East 79th Street will be completed next year.
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