Construction has reached street level at 150 East 78th Street, a 205-foot-tall residential project at the corner of East 78th Street and Lexington Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Progress has been swift since YIMBY last stopped by the site in mid-September, when work on the foundations was just beginning. Now a large array of steel rebar await the imminent concrete pour for the ground-floor slab. Designed by Robert Stern Architects and developed by Midwood Investment & Development and EJS Group. The property will yield 25 residences averaging 2,600 square feet apiece.
Photos show the rectangular corner plot teeming with workers.
The building features a classically inspired design that harkens back to the New York of the early 20th century. With its large stone paneling, brick walls, thick ornamental cornices, dark metal railings, and stone balustrades, the structure will blend seamlessly into the architectural fabric of the Upper East Side.
The project will contain 68,293 square feet of residential space and 3,739 square feet of ground-floor retail area. The address is just one block to the north of the 77th Street subway station, serviced by the 6 train, and less than ten minutes to the east of Central Park across Fifth Avenue.
150 East 78th Street is stated for completion in spring 2021.