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Another Norman Foster project!

Coming soon to the far East Side: 200-Square-foot condo building.
http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20150327/REAL_ESTATE/150329875/coming-soon-to-the-far-east-side-200k-square-foot-condo-building

A developer plans to raze four properties in Sutton Place to create a 95-unit building.

A tony enclave of Manhattan's Sutton Place has long served as a quiet retreat for the city's upper crust. But the Bauhouse Group is betting that change is afoot.

The firm announced Friday it has acquired a fourth rental property, 426 E. 58th St., and 100,000 square feet of air rights for an undisclosed price, which will allow it to build a 95-unit condo building designed by starchitect Norman Foster's firm along East 58th Street.

Bauhouse—which purchased three contiguous buildings for $32 million in January—plans to raze all four of the structures to make way for the new 200,000-square-foot apartment building.

"There hasn't been a true ultra-luxury building (in the neighborhood) since Rosario Candela did One Sutton Place South in 1927," said Joseph Beninati, managing member of the Bauhouse Group, referencing a stately 14-story apartment building between East 56th and East 57th streets.

The firm plans to roll out renderings and specifics on its condo building this spring, before beginning construction over the summer. The development will be in close proximity to midtown's Plaza District, but more importantly, will be just across the river from the forthcoming Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island--accessible by train or cable car.

"What is going to happen (on Roosevelt Island) is a true game changer, and something that will make this neighborhood forever different," said Mr. Beninati.

Bauhouse is also moving ahead with its Chelsea condo development at 515 W. 29th St., which sits in a 90-degree bend of the High Line.
 

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How tall are we thinking they can stretch 95 units and 269,000 square feet? 800 feet, perhaps?
Yes I believe so easily especially being below 60th Street and 1 street north of the supertall row!. :D

Btw, the address should be changed to 426 - 432 East 58th street. Building 426 was the latest purchase to complete the assemblage for this site.
 

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Luxury Mega-Tower For Sutton Place
http://www.nypress.com/local-news/20150407/luxury-mega-tower-for-sutton-place#sthash.N0kYugVA.dpuf



Plans have been drawn up for a luxury 900-foot condo tower in Sutton Place, which, if completed as planned, would rank as one of the tallest buildings in Manhattan.The 268,000-square-foot tower will become the second-tallest on the Upper East Side, behind the in-progress 432 Park Avenue at 1,400 feet, and one of the tallest in the city. Construction permits have not yet been filed for 426-432 East 58th Street, allowing the massive project to fly mostly under the radar until now.

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Foster's about to show Vinoly how to get it done.
Hope they stick to this design or something simliar. I love 432 Park but so far this one and the 37th street proposal are using the same concept but with better designs. Now let's see how Vinoly will answer back with 125 Greenwich.
 

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NIMBYs already trying to fight it ...

Kallos said he’s opposed to a high-rise luxury residential tower in a residential neighborhood, and will be looking to mobilize the community to push back against the size and scope of the Sutton Place Development.

“The brochure tells the story for us,” said Kallos. “What’s most concerning to me about [the project] is that it’s creating a future where the only people that will have a right to light and air are the people who can afford it.”

Community Board 6 chair Sandro Sherrod told Our Town that the board, like Kallos, was just made aware of what’s being proposed at Sutton Place through constituents. But because the project is as of right, any plans that are filed with the Dept. of Buildings would not come before the board for review.

Kallos reinforced his opposition to the project as proposed and urged constituents to contact local elected officials to voice their concerns. With enough community support, he said, it’s possible to insert a zoning text amendment or height restriction before the developer builds over 50 percent of the base of the building.

“This is our chance, otherwise we will get a super-scraper in a residential neighborhood and we won’t be able to do anything about it,” said Kallos. “This is literally about the one percent having light and air, and the rest not.”

But it’s clear from the sales brochure that the ability to build big is one of the assemblage’s biggest selling points, and that whoever buys the site will likely have plans to build as tall as possible.
I can't even big with ... :mad:
 

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^^ where's the Baccarat? I don't see it.

A nice cluster of very tall towers forming within the 57th street corridor.

They have 143 East 60th pretty tall! It looks like around 520 Park Ave Height. I wonder where they are getting their info from.

Also what is that skinny grey tower that looks to be ~ 63-64th street in the UES?
 
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