DDG’s Gaudi-Inspired 180 East 88th Street Gets Its Curtain Wall on The Upper East Side

180 East 88th Street. Rendering by DDG

The exterior curtain wall at 180 East 88th Street is making substantial progress as it swiftly encloses the 31-story reinforced concrete structure. The tower is now the tallest skyscraper on the Upper East Side above 72nd Street, with design by DDG. HTO Architects is serving as the architect of record, and Petersen Tegl, a Denmark-based firm, is in charge of the Kolumba masonry brick facade. The property will yield 100,242 square feet of residential space when complete, averaging 2,088 square feet per unit. There will also be 10,255 square feet of amenities and 1,093 square feet of communal facilities on the lower floor.

180 East 88th street looking towards the Midtown skyline. Designed by DDG

180 East 88th Street looking north.

Recent photos from Tectonic show the tower’s exterior and the masonry bricks wrapping between the windows and double-height arches.

Looking at the southern elevation. Photo by Tectonic

Looking at the slender eastern elevation. Photo by Tectonic

Looking at the northern elevation with the exterior hoist still up. Photo by Tectonic

Forty-eight residential units will be created, including one full-floor penthouse behind the building’s upper arches.

180 East 88th Street penthouse, via Teaser Website

Penthouse terrace at 180 East 88th Street, via Teaser Website

The building’s envelope is adorned with the large, open-air arches that draw inspiration from the Spanish architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Views of Midtown and Billionaire’s Row are easily seen from the upper floors, along with views of Central Park and the sunsets behind the Manhattan skyline.

Amenities for 180 East 88th Street will include a partial basketball court, an indoor soccer pitch, a children’s playroom, a fitness center, residential lounges, and tenant wine storage.

180 East 88th Street is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

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