430 East 58th Street’s Façade Begins Installation in Midtown East

430 East 58th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The first curtain wall sections have begun installation at 430 East 58th Street, aka 3 Sutton Place, the 20th building on our countdown of the tallest projects in the city. The 800-foot-tall Midtown East residential skyscraper is designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen and developed by Gamma Real Estate, with Stephen B. Jacobs Group as the executive architect.

Located between Sutton Place South and First Avenue, 430 East 58th Street’s reinforced concrete superstructure is becoming increasingly prominent over the neighborhood and can be clearly seen from across the East River. Photos below show the superstructure beginning to surpass its neighbors. The repetitive shape of the floor plates allows construction to ascend at its current rapid pace. The finished product won’t reach the echelon of the supertalls of Billionaires’ Row, but it will still have a dramatic presence on the Midtown skyline along the East River.

430 East 58th Street. Photo by Michael Young

430 East 58th Street. Photo by Michael Young

430 East 58th Street. Photo by Michael Young

430 East 58th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The envelope consists of large neutral-colored stone panels with chamfered corners and glass that will span more than one floor. Thin vertical black lines are found in between each multi-story window and could go all the way to the top of the roof parapet.

430 East 58th Street. Photo by Michael Young

430 East 58th Street. Photo by Michael Young

430 East 58th Street. Photo by Michael Young

430 East 58th Street. Photo by Michael Young

It is unclear as to why no official updated rendering has been released for the project. Nonetheless, future residents of the skyscraper will be treated to plenty of natural light, views of the East River, the Queensboro Bridge, Central Park to the north, Lower Manhattan to the south, and the Long Island City and Midtown skylines.

A completion date for 430 East 58th Street has not been announced yet, though it is possible that the complex will finish in 2021.

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4 Comments on "430 East 58th Street’s Façade Begins Installation in Midtown East"

  1. The neighbors hate this building because it is “too tall.” But the YIMBY photographs reconfirm that Manhattan is full of tall buildings — including many right near this one — and this one will just join the club. Why is this tall building any worse than the existing tall buildings nearby? Answer: It blocks some people’s views. Those people tried but failed to use the zoning/permitting process to prevent what was a perfectly legal and as-of-right structure when it started. This is a demonstration of one of the many causes of our alleged “housing crisis”: the fact that any substantial project seems to attract objectors, who can use the byzantine zoning and other laws to try to block projects. Even if they fail, the delay can kill. Our brilliant legislators in Albany and City Hall should critically re-examine that process if they truly want to have a reasonable housing market in NYC. In an ordinary housing market, new development would be easier than it is and people would readily move around, freeing up older/cheaper/lousier buildings for people who want to pay lower rent. The current rent regulation scheme massively impedes that process; when combined with the very difficult development process the result is lethal.

  2. How can this building be called 3 Sutton Place, it’s not only not on Sutton, it’s west of Sutton, and addresses on the west side of Sutton are even numbers. And isn’t the house just north of #1 Sutton Place already designated as #3?

  3. Manhattan has a long ego driven history of building addresses that have little to do with reality 🙂

  4. stephen sparagna | December 14, 2019 at 5:37 pm | Reply

    FOLLOW THE MONEY

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