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New York, New York, United States

252 East 57th Street

Lendlease provided construction management services for 252 East 57th Street, a 65-story mixed use tower containing 93 luxury condominiums, two guest suites, 169 premium rental apartments and 32,000 square feet of retail space.

252 East 57th Street

Snowplow LH LLC, World Wide Group

New York, New York, United States


652,123 square feet

Construction Management, GMP

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, SLCE Architects

Project outcome

The glass-clad tower with scooped-curved facades and an hourglass shape is situated on the corner of Second Avenue and 57th Street in the heart of the Upper East Side. The condominiums, occupying the upper floors, have high-end finishes and spectacular views of Manhattan.

The 652,123 square foot, mixed-use building has three basement levels, requiring excavation of 36 feet; a pool is located in the lower basement. The reinforced, concrete building features a unitized curtain wall with curved portions. The two full levels of mechanical space, in addition to the mechanical space throughout the building, includes a heat pump system for the rental apartments and four pipe fan coil for the condominiums.

Three floors are dedicated to amenities including a pool, fitness center, terrace, library, lounge, dining room, screening room and a children's room. Retail space is located at the cellar, first and second floors.