‘180E 88th street’ is a residential tower currently under construction in new york’s upper east side. once complete, the 50-story property will feature 48 private residences ranging from lofts to five-bedrooms, full floor and duplex units, and a triplex penthouse. standing in stark contrast to the glass and steel towers that populate many of the city’s street corners, the building’s design is inspired by new york’s pre-war boom in high-rise masonry construction — paying homage to traditional craftsmanship, while maintaining a contemporary aesthetic.


all images by march made for DDG

 

 

180 east 88th street is being developed, designed, and constructed by DDG, a national real estate firm that is working on a growing number of projects in the city. the property’s façade comprises a total of 594,443 bricks, handmade by danish firm petersen tegl. internally, german plaster artisan jan hooss was commissioned to create a curved wall installation that celebrates the stucco that was prevalent in upper east side architecture at the turn of the 20th century. meanwhile, the wood flooring, used throughout the residences and in select common spaces, is imported from a benedictine monastery in austria.


plaster artisan jan hooss has been commissioned to create a curved wall installation

 

 

the building’s 48 private residences boast ceiling heights that stretch up to 14’-2”, and 28’-8” in duplexes, making room for 9’ tall tilt-turn windows. a range of design accents found throughout each home include classic picture rails, baseboard reveals, and a formal entry gallery appointed with herringbone flooring, custom wainscoting, and plaster ceiling details. residents will have access to a range of amenities including a partial basketball court, soccer pitch, game room, residential lounge, wine room, private fitness and yoga studios, and an interactive children’s playroom.


the private penthouse terrace is framed by vaulted arches, glass railings, and bronze details

 

 

‘we are thrilled to bring to market a series of exquisite residences at 180 east 88th street that are unlike anything currently available on the upper east side,’ said joseph a. mcmillan, jr., chairman and chief executive officer of DDG. ‘this project continues DDG’s tradition of working with unique artists and craftsmen from around the world to create properties that are distinctive and timeless.’ sales have been launched for the residences, with prices starting at $3.2 million USD. 180 east 88th street’s completion is slated for 2018.


the building’s 48 private residences boast ceiling heights that stretch up to 14’-2”


9’ tall tilt-turn windows are found throughout


the wood flooring has been imported from a benedictine monastery in austria


amenities include an interactive children’s playroom


fitness areas encompass a partial basketball court and soccer pitch


private fitness and yoga studios are also included


180 east 88th street’s completion is slated for 2018

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

  • and the architect is…?

    dbkii says:
  • looks like lots of ledges to collect ice to rain down on surrounding buildings and pedestrians? or bricks to spall off from the freeze/thaw cycle?

    Rich says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

architecture news