The first permits are up for a 34-story tower at 1717 First Avenue, just to the southwest of First Avenue and 89th Street, on the Upper East Side. Anbau Enterprises is the developer, and SHoP is the architect of record; the site also has an address at 356 East 89th Stret.
Filings reveal the building will span a total of 189,890 square feet, which will be entirely residential besides a 3,558 square-foot retail component on the ground floor. The high-rise will have a total of 78 units, and the tower will top-out 351 feet above street level.
Residences will average nearly 2,400 square feet apiece, which means 1717 First Avenue will cater to the luxury market; Anbau recently completed 155 East 79th Street to the project’s southwest, and the firm’s penchant for high-end designs should manifest in an attractive addition to the skyline of the Upper East Side.
While 1717 First Avenue won’t be all that prominent, 34 stories is somewhat substantial for the neighborhood, and views will be comprehensive.
Design details remain lacking, but SHoP has several luxury towers in the works, and the firm’s 111 West 57th Street will be iconic. In terms of height, 1717 First Avenue will be closer to 616 First Avenue in Midtown East.
No completion date for 1717 First Avenue has been announced, but demolition permits for the site’s existing low-rises were filed in June, so construction is likely imminent.
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