180 East 88th tower tops out at 524 feet, set to be tallest tower north of 72nd Street

February 28, 2019

Rendering via DDG; Construction shot of 180 E 188th in early January via CityRealty

The highly anticipated tower rising at 180 East 88th Street recently topped out, taking the title of the city’s tallest building north of 72nd Street, as CityRealty first reported. Developed by DDG, the 524-foot structure will bring 48 expansive condos to the Upper East Side and is expected to open this Spring. Photos from a recent construction visit show crews adding the final pieces of the concrete-enclosed rooftop bulkhead. Crews are still working to fully cover the facade of the 32-story tower in hand-laid Kolumba brick (there are 593,987 individual bricks) which will be accented by bronze-colored window frames.

180 East 88th Street, DDG, Upper East Side

180 East 88th Street, DDG, Upper East Side

The tower’s height doesn’t sound all that impressive compared to the soaring heights reached by skyscrapers around 57th Street, but it is significant in a neighborhood where only three dozen buildings are 400 feet or higher, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. As the tallest tower in the neighborhood, it will offer unobstructed city views, which have become a major selling point.

180 East 88th Street, DDG, Upper East Side

Seven low- to mid-floor condos are currently on the market, ranging from a fourth-floor studio priced at $1.295M to an airy 22nd-floor four-bedroom asking $6.725M. Other available units include a fifth-floor 1,730 square foot two-bedroom priced at $3.525 million and a pair of three-bedrooms priced at $4.885M and $5.585M.

Sales look promising so far, with at least eight condos already in contract, including a three-bedroom on the 38th floor that was last listed for $12.75 million.

The luxurious amenities are spread across six floors beginning on the second floor. Residents will have access to a full-time doorman and concierge, a fitness studio, a double-height basketball court and soccer pitch, a residents lounge with catering kitchen, a children’s playroom, and a wine room.

[Via CityRealty]


Construction progress photos courtesy of CityRealty; all renderings courtesy of DDG


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