By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor
The 65-story residential tower at 252 E. 57th St. in midtown Manhattan topped out last week, five years after the start of construction.
The result of a successful public-private partnership that included World Wide Group and Rose Associates, the project is due for completion in 2017, and includes an approximately 700-foot residential tower, 78,000 square feet of retail space, two new schools and a Whole Foods market. The schools and the market opened in the fall of 2012.
Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in collaboration with designer Daniel Romualdez, the glass-clad addition to the New York City skyline includes 173 rental apartments and 93 two-to-five-bedroom condominiums. Amenities include a porte cochère, double-height residents’ lounge, a 75-foot indoor swimming pool, library, yoga and Pilates rooms, bicycle storage, children’s playroom, and attended lobby, among others. Occupancy is slated for late 2016, with prices starting at $4.25 million per residential unit.
“I would like to acknowledge the combined efforts of World Wide Group, Rose Associates, SOM, SLCE Architects, DeSimone, Flack + Kurtz and our Lend Lease project team in reaching this important milestone in this project that has reshaped the skyline of Midtown Manhattan,” Anthony Mannion, principal-in-charge at Lend Lease LMB Inc., said in a statement.
Photo courtesy of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill via 252 East 57th Street