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252 East 57th Street
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General information
Status Complete
Type Residential, Mixed Use
Location 252 East 57th Street, New York City, United States
Construction started 2013
Topped-out October 13, 2015
Opening 2016
Height
Roof 217 m (712 ft)
Top floor 217 m (712 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 65
Floor area 40,500 m2 (436,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Developer World Wide Group, Rose Associates
Structural engineer DeSimone Consulting Engineers

252 East 57th Street is a mixed use modernist style residential skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, developed by the World Wide Group and Rose Associates, Inc. Construction started in 2013, 252 East 57th Street is part of a surge of redevelopment of 57th Street into a luxury residential corridor that has been named "Billionaires’ Row." The residential tower rises to 712 feet (217 m) with condominiums starting on the 36th floor, and is the 63rd tallest building in New York. The complex also houses two new schools and 78,000 square feet (7,200 m2) of retail space, in addition to a Whole Foods Market. The residential tower and additional retail portions were anticipated to open in late 2016, and the project was largely complete by 2017.

Design

The building was designed by Roger Duffy of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the architectural firm who was responsible for the neighboring Time Warner Center and Lever House, as well as One World Trade Center and Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. The building’s curved glass design is based on Alvar Aalto’s Aalto Vase of Finnish design created in 1936. The interiors are designed by AD100 designer Daniel Romauldez. It is Romauldez’s first new development commission, having previously designed private homes for celebrities Aerin Lauder, Tory Burch, Daphne Guinness, and Mick Jagger.

Amenities

The building includes a private gated porte-cochère, automated parking, swimming pool, sauna, steam, and ice rooms. The 34th amenity floor will comprise a library, screening room, dining room, terrace, and fitness center with pilates, yoga, and private training studios. The building will also house two furnished guest suites.

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