After clustering around 57th Street for the last several years, super-tall condominiums, which are coveted by buyers for their views and scorned by some others for their bulk, are turning up in other neighborhoods.


Name: 180 East 88th
Developer / Architect / Builder: DDG
Size: 50 floors, 48 units
Prices: Starting from $3.2 million
Sales and Marketing: Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group


There’s a mini-development boom happening on the Upper East Side right now, but few new projects have garnered as much attention as DDG’s residential tower at 180 East 88th Street. The 48-unit project, which launched its website today, is notable for its height: At 521 feet high, it’s among the tallest buildings in the neighborhood. And unlike in Midtown, where the views from tall towers may be blocked by…other towers, these vistas are a huge perk: DDG’s chief executive Joseph A. McMillan, Jr. told The New York Times that “The height is a major selling point, because it offers 360-degree views that are mostly unobstructed.” Other selling points: the facade, made from an austere brick; and the lobby, full of sinuous curves and arches, which has a sculptural feel that was apparently inspired by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. The building also has plenty of amenities, including a fitness room, partial basketball court, and a wine room. Sales are expected to launch sometime in the next week, and apartments range from $3.2 million for a two-bedroom to $6.6 million for a four-bedroom.


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