The Upper East Side is about to get a whole lot taller.
DDG‘s soon-to-be 31-story residential at 180 East 88th Street, located across the road from the newly-opened Whole Foods—will reportedly stand at 521 feet upon its 2018 completion. That means it’s three years away from nabbing the title of tallest building above 72nd Street from 1214 Fifth Avenue, which currently presides at 513 feet on the corner of 102nd Street.
Take into consideration the 80-foot boost the edifice will enjoy due to its base elevation, and what you get is a very prominent skyscraper indeed—one sure to stick out in the midst of all the far shorter buildings in the nabe.
The new construction—whose site includes the lots at 1556 and 1558 Third Avenue, as well as air rights above 1550, 1552, and 1554 Third Avenue—will possess a handmade brick facade. Permits for the building’s foundation have recently been approved, which means construction on the building can begin any day now.