DDG and Global Holdings’ exquisite 180 East 88th is now past its halfway mark, approximately 30 stories up. Slated to top out at 50 stories, the tower will reign as the tallest building in Manhattan north of 72nd Street.
Situated between Lexington and Third Avenues, the tower’s design strays from its tall glass counterparts sprinkled throughout the city. Instead, 180 East 88th stands out with its hand-laid Kolumba brickwork, 9’ tall windows and stunning concrete catenary arches at its ground-, mid- and crowning levels.
Boasting a canopied entrance on Third Avenue and mid-block frontage on 88th Street, the building will beckon residents through a landscaped path, shielded by a sculptural bronze canopy and leading into a vaulted lobby. Here, residents will find a fireplace below an elaborate custom plaster installation molded by German artist Jan Hooss.
This unmatched attention to detail is carried throughout the building’s 48 residences, which average at over 2,000 square feet apiece.
Designed for the art collector, many residences boast ceiling heights soaring up to 14’-2” and 28’-2” in duplexes, oval-shaped entry galleries, 9’ tall tilt-turn windows and picture rails. Select homes will offer duplex layouts, and many will include a balcony or a terrace.
180 East 88th will be home to fitness and yoga studios, partial basketball court, indoor soccer pitch, children’s playroom, game room, residents’ lounge and wine room.
Perks abound in the surrounding Carnegie Hill neighborhood as well. The building stands in close proximity to Central Park, Museum Mile and the Second Avenue subway at 86th Street.