After several years of legal battles between developers involved with the project, and NIMBYs who were not, construction on 430 East 58th Street, aka 3 Sutton Place, is finally now rising above street level. The first set of reinforced concrete floors have already been poured, and formwork is now above the adjacent buildings. A slight cantilever on the eastern elevation is beginning to form and protrude outwards. The future residential skyscraper was formerly being designed by Foster + Partners, but is now being overseen by Thomas Juul-Hansen, and is set to rise 800 feet over the Midtown East neighborhood of Sutton Place. Gamma Real Estate is the developer, and the lot is located between Sutton Place South and First Avenue.
The construction crane sits on the main northern elevation, and work has progressed to the seventh floor. There will be views of the top of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, Roosevelt Island, Cornell’s newly built campus, and much of the rest of the Midtown and Lower Manhattan skylines.
The vistas can be seen in this earlier YIMBY article here. The images were taken almost four years ago, but still offer a striking and unique vantage point once work reaches the roof parapet.
Previous design iterations from December 2015 called for the structure to rise nearly 80 stories high and 1,000 feet tall, but it was eventually reduced to 800 feet. Since then, continued backlash from NIMBYs and their demand to stop construction had considerably slowed the project down. However, the developers were able to avoid inclusion within a ten-block rezoning with new height restrictions, as foundations for 430 East 58th street were already substantially completed by the time the East River Fifties Alliance (ERFA) took the owners to court in early December 2017.
A completion date for 430 East 58th Street has not been announced yet. The skyscraper should most likely top out next year, and could be finished around 2021.