THE NEW NEIGHBOR
Located at the nexus of the Upper East Side and Midtown and only three blocks from Central Park and the prestigious Madison and Fifth Avenue retail corridors, the project offers convenient access to the diverse amenities of the surrounding neighborhoods. The well established residential nature of the Upper East Side is characterized by the abundant supply of amenities including grocery markets, commercial banks, restaurants and bars located on most street corners. While the avenues running north and south are usually bustling with commerce and traffic, most Upper East Side cross streets are tree lined and serene.
The luxury condominium tower is approximately 80,000 square feet with 70-75 units on 25 floors, together with a ground floor lobby including shops and restaurants and a separate amenities floor. Reaching approximately 320 feet (100 meters) in height, the design of the tower is a simple and straightforward interpretation / reflection of the programmatic and environmental data. The behive like pattern of the facade represents the multiplicity of unit typologies and different unit types where each module represents a vertical cluster of similar units. Being stuck in between three buildings at three sides, the modules enlarge so as the units and have greater openings to the view as the building rises up. This facade pattern is further articulated by creating planar movement generating variations on different unit types.