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Real Estate Weekly
04/16/2015
DDG Building East Side’s Tallest Apartment Tower
By: Dan Orlando

Development firm DDG has filed plans for what will be the tallest residential building on the Upper East Side. The building, 180 East 88th Street, will measure 521 feet tall. Developed […]

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Development firm DDG has filed plans for what will be the tallest residential building on the Upper East Side. The building, 180 East 88th Street, will measure 521 feet tall. Developed by Joseph A. McMillan, Jr.’s DDG, which will also design, build and manage the tower, the 50-story building will surpass 1214 Fifth Avenue (at the corner of 102nd Street), currently the tallest building on the UES, by eight feet.

Filings with the Department of Buildings show the tower will total 151,458 SF, space that will be split between 48 residences, plus amenities and commercial space. The building design will be a “fresh perspective on the classic prewar apartment building,” according to DDG’s website.

The site also includes the lots at 1556 and 1558 Third Avenue, as well as air rights from 1550, 1552, and 1554 Third Avenue, and additional air rights purchased from the neighborhood. Foundation permits have now been approved, giving construction the go ahead.

According to the firm’s website, the residences will feature panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, Central Park and the East River. A full suite of services and amenities will be provided.

As with many of the firm’s other projects, the building will be eco-friendly, with the firm planning to have the building LEED certified, and include an irrigated exterior planter system, green roof system, green marquee, and green cleaning program.

The building will be DDG’s first uptown project, and is slated for completion in 2018.

DDG has several residential projects they have completed and that are in the works in New York City, including 100 Franklin and 12 Warren in Tribeca, 325 West Broadway and 25 Wooster in Soho, 41 Bond in Noho and 345meatpacking in the Meatpacking District.

The company has acquired, designed, built and developed more than two million square feet of property on the east and west coasts, and also has an office in San Francisco.

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