NEW YORK, NY - 252 East 57th Street, which serves as a gateway to 57th Street's luxury residential corridor, has officially "topped out," marking a major achievement for the development. Developed by World Wide Group and Rose Associates, the 65-story condominium tower reached its highest point of over 700 feet, solidifying its place on 57th Street.
"Striking a harmonious balance between its elegant facade and tailored interiors, 252 East 57th Street will be a sculpture in the sky," said Jim Stanton, president of World Wide Group, the developer of the building in partnership with Rose Associates. "This feat could not have been accomplished without all of our partners, but especially our design and construction team of SOM, Daniel Romualdez, SLCE and Lend Lease."
Drawing inspiration from the famed Aalto Vase, Roger Duffy, partner at SOM and executive architect for 252 East 57th Street, designed a truly innovative curved glass facade. Distinguishing the building architecturally from its surrounding neighbors, the glass provides a wonderful aesthetic for residents of the building as well as amplifies the residential surface areas enhancing the exceptional views.
"Lend Lease is pleased to have topped out the 252 East 57th Street project," said Anthony Mannion, Principal-in-Charge, Lend Lease LMB, Inc. "I would like to acknowledge the combined efforts of World Wide Group, Rose Associates, SOM, SLCE Architects, DeSimone, Flack + Kurtz and our Lend Lease project team in reaching this important milestone in this project that has reshaped the skyline of Midtown Manhattan."
In an effort to connect the building's sculptural exterior, the developers commissioned renowned AD100 designer Daniel Romualdez, who travels amongst an elite group of tastemakers and business leaders, to create exquisitely sophisticated interiors. Romualdez invested an extraordinary amount of thought into each of the ninety-three condominiums. The flow of each home was carefully considered integrating classic style with modern influences. The two-to- five bedroom residences with soaring ceilings, windows up to 10 feet high, and layouts that are reminiscent of classic white glove New York City buildings, are truly grand and luxurious.